Terminated Suppliers

Suppliers whose business with Accord signatory companies has been terminated for reasons of workplace safety.

Under the Accord (article 21), “each signatory company shall require that its suppliers in Bangladesh participate fully in the inspection, remediation, health and safety and, where applicable, training activities. If a supplier fails to do so, the signatory will promptly implement a notice and warning process leading to termination of the business relationship if these efforts do not succeed.”

Examples of a failure to participate include: refusal to temporarily evacuate the factory; lack of progress in finalizing corrective action plans or executing required safety renovations, refusal to resolve worker complaints on safety issues; lack of cooperation with Accord trainers, case handlers and engineers.

Suppliers listed below have gone through a process of notice and warning by the Accord and the signatory companies, but continue to inadequately participate in the Accord program. Accord signatory companies are required to terminate business with this supplier’s factories in such cases. For further information, please see the Accord Escalation Flowchart.

The Accord policy on fraud will be zero tolerance. A supplier will be terminated with immediate effect where fraudulent acts by that supplier are verified.

Criteria for identifying RMG company groups
“RMG company” is the term used to describe a legal entity producing ready-made garments in one or more factories. “Group” refers to any aggregation of legal and/or natural persons sharing common control of suppliers. Control shall be presumed where there is common ownership, unless proven to the contrary.

Among the criteria the Accord will consider when deciding if a company is part of an RMG company group are the following:

1.Companies are presented as a group in their own marketing materials (e.g websites, brochures, or business cards).
2.Companies are presented as being under the same management (e.g. having the same director(s) or same corporate email domain).
3.Registration document(s) of the Bangladesh Office of Registrar of Joint Stock Companies and firms.
4.Companies are listed in BGMEA or BKMEA registration books with the same owner.
5.Company ownership documents show group structures (e.g. Company registration, shareholder information, or annual reports).
6.A supplier has informed Accord or signatories that they own other companies or factory management has informed that they are part of a company group.
7.A company signatory has informed Accord that one of their suppliers is part of a group.
8.Other representations where a company has been presented as part of a group or as a “holding” (e.g. entries in trade association description of the company or group, biographies of owners, presentations of the company at industry conferences).

Requalification
A terminated RMG company group may requalify for placement of business by an Accord signatory company after a period of no less than 24 months from the date of termination.

To requalify after such period, the RMG company group is required to demonstrate that all remediation from the Accord initial inspections at all affected RMG companies has been satisfactorily completed and that an acceptable, time bound corrective action plan is in place to correct any new findings identified after the initial inspections. It shall be the Accord Chief Safety Inspector who determines if initial remediation has been satisfactorily completed through an Accord verification inspection. The onus shall be on the terminated RMG company group, after the above-described 24 month period, to inform the Accord CSI that remediation has been completed and to request an Accord verification inspection.

Supplier Name Supplier’s factories Date of Termination Reason for termination Statement & Worker Notification
SAASCO Group Saascotex (Bd) Ltd.
Leather Craftsman Ltd.
Pack-Saas(BD) Ltd.
Julfikar Fashion’s Ltd.
SAASCO Garments Ltd.
Muksudpur Apparels Ltd.
Earthee Wear Ltd.
1/6/17 Failure to implement workplace safety measures Accord Statement
S.B Design ltd S.B Design ltd 1/6/17 Failure to implement workplace safety measures Accord Statement
ORNATE INTERNATIONAL LTD/ (LIM) ORNATE INTERNATIONAL LTD/ (LIM) 1/6/17 Failure to implement workplace safety measures Accord Statement
G.S Garments Ltd. G.S Garments Ltd. 1/6/17 Failure to implement workplace safety measures Accord Statement
DSL Sweater Ltd DSL Sweater Ltd 27/2/17 Failure to implement workplace safety measures Accord Statement
Raisa Fashions Ltd Raisa Fashions Ltd 27/2/17 Failure to implement workplace safety measures Accord Statement
Worker Notification
Anam Garments Ltd Anam Garments Ltd 28/11/16 Failure to implement workplace safety measures Accord Statement
Worker Notification
Ashulia Apparels ltd Ashulia Apparels ltd 28/11/16 Failure to implement workplace safety measures Accord Statement
Worker Notification
M.S.Attires Ltd. M.S.Attires Ltd. 28/11/16 Failure to implement workplace safety measures Accord Statement
Worker Notification
Riverside Apparels Riverside Apparels 28/11/16 Failure to implement workplace safety measures Accord Statement
Worker Notification
Rock Knitwears Ltd. Rock Knitwears Ltd. 28/11/16 Failure to implement workplace safety measures Accord Statement
Worker Notification
Tuba Garments Ltd. Tuba Garments Ltd. 28/11/16 Failure to implement workplace safety measures Accord Statement
Worker Notification
Authentic knitwear ltd. Authentic knitwear ltd. 26/10/16 Failure to implement workplace safety measures Accord Statement
Worker Notification
Fair Cotton (pvt) Ltd Fair Cotton (pvt) Ltd 26/10/16 Failure to implement workplace safety measures Accord Statement
Worker Notification
GOLDMART APPARELS (PVT.) LTD. GOLDMART APPARELS (PVT.) LTD. 26/10/16 Failure to implement workplace safety measures Accord Statement
Worker Notification
Intercare Ltd Intercare Ltd 26/10/16 Failure to implement workplace safety measures Accord Statement
Worker Notification
MITHUN KNITTING AND DYEING (CEPZ) LTD MITHUN KNITTING AND DYEING (CEPZ) LTD 26/10/16 Failure to implement workplace safety measures Accord Statement
Worker Notification
Time Knitwear (PVT) Ltd. Time Knitwear (PVT) Ltd. 26/10/16 Failure to implement workplace safety measures Accord Statement
Worker Notification
Danys Knit wear Limited Danys Knit wear Limited 8/9/16 Failure to implement workplace safety measures Accord Statement
Worker Notification
Han A Hats & Caps Ltd. Han A Hats & Caps Ltd. 8/9/16 Failure to implement workplace safety measures Accord Statement
Worker Notification

Hanwen BD Ltd Hanwen BD Ltd 8/9/16 Failure to submit a Corrective Action Plan Accord Statement
Worker Notification
Kento Asia Limited Kento Asia Limited 8/9/16 Failure to implement workplace safety measures Accord Statement
Worker Notification
Fresh Fashion Wear Fresh Fashion Wear 18/8/16 Non-compliance with OSH Complaint Mechanism Accord Statement
Worker Notification
Fabin Apparels Ltd Fabin Apparels Ltd 14/7/16 Failure to implement workplace safety measures Accord Statement
Worker Notification
Victory Group World Victory Garments Ltd.
Ags Apparels Ltd
S.N. Sweater Co. Limited
Safwan Fashions Ltd.
SRT Fashions Ltd.
14/7/16 Failure to implement workplace safety measures Accord Statement
Worker Notification World Victory Garments Ltd
Worker Notification Ags Apparels Ltd
Worker Notification SRT Fashions Ltd.
WINTEX FASHIONWEAR LTD WINTEX FASHIONWEAR LTD 14/7/16 Failure to implement workplace safety measures Accord Statement
Worker Notification
Amichi Apparels Ltd. Amichi Apparels Ltd. 4/7/16 Failure to implement workplace safety measures Accord Statement
Worker Notification
Kems Group Kems Fashions Ltd.
Kashfi Knit Ltd.
K.S Fashion Ltd
Kame & Komol Fashion Wear’s Ltd
4/7/16 Failure to implement workplace safety measures Accord Statement
Worker Notification
Maven Design Ltd. Maven Design Ltd. 4/7/16 Failure to implement workplace safety measures Accord Statement
Worker Notification
Fresh Apparels Ltd Fresh Apparels Ltd 15/6/16 Failure to implement workplace safety measures Accord Statement
Worker Notification
Young International Young International 26/5/16 Refusal to temporarily evacuate factory Accord Statement
Worker Notification
All Weather Fashions Ltd All Weather Fashions Ltd 18/5/16 Failure to implement workplace safety measures. Accord Statement
Worker Notification
Crystal Apparels Pvt. Crystal Apparels Pvt. 18/5/16 Failure to implement workplace safety measures. Accord Statement
Worker Notification
M-Yew Fashion Ltd. M-Yew Fashion Ltd. 18/5/16 Failure to implement workplace safety measures. Accord Statement
Worker Notification
Padma Sweaters Padma Sweaters 18/5/16 Failure to implement workplace safety measures. Accord Statement
Worker Notification
Smart Group Smart Jeans
Smart Jackets (BD) Ltd
Shehan Specialized Textile Mills Ltd.
R.B. Industries Limited
17/5/16 Falsification of concrete strength test results. Accord Statement
Worker Notification
Assersion Design Assersion Design 30/3/16 Failure to implement workplace safety measures. Accord Statement
Worker Notification
Bonded Fashion Ltd. Bonded Fashion Ltd. 30/3/16 Failure to implement workplace safety measures. Accord Statement
Worker Notification
Camlet Fashions Ltd Camlet Fashions Ltd 30/3/16 Failure to implement workplace safety measures. Accord Statement
Worker Notification
Denier Fashion Denier Fashion 30/3/16 Failure to implement workplace safety measures. Accord Statement
Worker Notification
Foptex (Pvt.) Ltd. Foptex (Pvt.) Ltd. 30/3/16 Failure to implement workplace safety measures. Accord Statement
Worker Notification
Glare Fashion Ltd Glare Fashion Ltd 30/3/16 Failure to implement workplace safety measures. Accord Statement
Worker Notification
Green Life Knittex Ltd. Green Life Knittex Ltd. 30/3/16 Failure to implement workplace safety measures. Accord Statement
Worker Notification
Mark Mode Ltd. Mark Mode Ltd. 30/3/16 Failure to implement workplace safety measures. Accord Statement
Worker Notification
Silver Style & Design Ltd Silver Style & Design Ltd 30/3/16 Failure to implement workplace safety measures. Accord Statement
Worker Notification
Sung Kwang Sweaters Ltd. Sung Kwang Sweaters Ltd. 30/3/16 Failure to implement workplace safety measures. Accord Statement
Alim Knitwears Ltd Alim Knitwears Ltd 12/2/16 Failure to implement workplace safety measures. Accord Statement
Worker Notification
N.A Garments N.A Garments 12/2/16 Failure to implement workplace safety measures. Accord Statement
Worker Notification
Sidko Limited Sidko Limited 12/2/16 Failure to implement workplace safety measures. Accord Statement
Worker Notification
Suman Fashion Garments Ltd Suman Fashion Garments Ltd 12/2/16 Failure to implement workplace safety measures. Accord Statement
Worker Notification
Prominent Apparels Prominent Apparels 12/1/16 Failure to implement workplace safety measures. Accord Statement
Alpha Knit App.Ltd. Alpha Knit App.Ltd. 15/12/15 Failure to implement workplace safety measures Accord Statement
Worker Notification
Calvin Fashion Ltd. Calvin Fashion Ltd. 15/12/15 Failure to implement workplace safety measures Accord Statement
Worker Notification
Copper Co., Ltd Copper Co., Ltd 15/12/15 Refusal to cooperate in the Accord inspections. Accord Statement
Worker Notification
Jaycee’s Apparels Jaycee’s Apparels
R.M. Carton Ltd
R.M. Embroidery Ltd
15/12/15 Failure to implement workplace safety measures. Accord Statement
Worker Notification
Sincere Knit Sincere Knit Garments Ltd Unit-1
Sincere Knit Wears Ltd
Sincere Composite Ltd
15/12/15 Failure to implement workplace safety measures. Accord Statement
Worker Notification
Sadaf Fashions Limited Sadaf Fashions Limited 15/10/15 Refusal to implement workplace safety measures Accord Statement
Worker Notification
M/S. MEGA CHOIS KNITWAER LTD. M/S. MEGA CHOIS KNITWAER LTD. 16/3/15 Refusal to temporarily evacuate factory Accord Statement
Florence Fashions Ltd Florence Fashions Ltd 17/6/14 Refusal to temporarily evacuate factory Accord Statement

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