Accord Disclosure on Refusal to Temporarily Evacuate Factory

The Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh is conducting independent, engineering inspections for fire, electrical, and building structural safety at all factories in Bangladesh producing for Accord signatory brands and retailers.

At a recent inspection of M/S Mega Chois Knitwear Ltd. (118 Baipail, Mosjid Bus Stand, Ashulia, Dhaka), Accord engineers identified extremely serious fire safety concerns. The safety concerns were of such an extent that the building was determined unsafe for production and occupancy until such time that urgent remedial measures were completed.
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Advisory Board Meeting Report

27 January 201 Meeting (11:00 am – 1:00 pm)

The Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh (Accord) held its fourth Advisory Board (AB) meeting on 27 January 2015 in Dhaka. Representatives from the Government of Bangladesh (GoB) – Ministry of Labour and Employment (MoLE), IndustriAll RMG trade union federations (IBC-RMG), brands, suppliers, and Bangladesh NGOs/CSOs participated as members. The ILO Country Director served as the neutral Chair of the meeting of the Accord Advisor y Board. AB member attendance was negatively affected by the recent and continuing blockades of the city and hartals.

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Accord Advisory Board Meeting Report

9 November 2014 Meeting (11:00 am – 1:00 pm)

The Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh (Accord) held its third Advisory Board (AB) meeting on 9 November 2014 in Dhaka.  Representatives from the Government of Bangladesh (GoB)- Ministry of Labour and Employment (MoLE), IndustriAll RMG trade union federations (IBC-RMG), brands, suppliers, and Bangladesh NGOs/CSOs participated as members.  The ILO Country Director designated ILO Official Tuomo Poutianen to serve as the neutral Chair of the meeting of the Accord Advisor y Board.  AB member attendance was negatively affected by re-scheduling necessitated by a series of hartals in the country.

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