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Three years after signing Bangladesh Accord, H&M factories still not safe
by Christie Miedema published 02-05-2016 last modified 02-05-2016 08:06 — filed under: , , ,
As H&M shareholders prepare to meet in Sweden tomorrow, the Clean Clothes Campaign, International Labor Rights Forum, Maquila Solidarity Network, and Worker Rights Consortium have released a report showing that the majority of H&M’s Bangladeshi supplier factories are still not safe. Three years after H&M became the first signatory to the Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh, almost all of its factories remain behind schedule in carrying out the mandated renovations, with 70% of its strategic suppliers still lacking such a vital, life-saving feature as adequate fire exits. On the day of H&M’s Annual General Meeting, activists around the world will make their concerns known at their local H&M store.
Located in News / / 05 / 02
Labour groups demand H&M deliver "safety conscious" fashion
by Christie Miedema published 07-04-2016 last modified 14-04-2016 10:39 — filed under: , , ,
Labour rights groups in Europe, Bangladesh and North America are today launching a call for consumers to participate in a global day of action on May 3rd. The protests, which will coincide with H&M’s 2016 Annual General Meeting in Solna, Sweden, will demand H&M finally keep its promises to make its Bangladeshi supplier factories safe. A review of corrective action plans relating to 32 of H&M’s strategic suppliers, carried out this week, shows that the majority of these factories still lack adequate fire exits nearly three years after H&M committed to improve working conditions by signing the Bangladesh Accord on Fire and Building Safety.
Located in News / / 04 / 07
Rana Plaza three years on: the struggle for justice and safety is not over
by Christie Miedema published 22-04-2016 last modified 25-04-2016 09:34 — filed under: , , , , ,
As the third anniversary of the Rana Plaza building collapse approaches, the Clean Clothes Campaign is releasing a comprehensive update on the efforts that have been taken by workers, governments, trade unions, activists and brands to demand improvements to the Bangladesh garment industry and to get justice for the families affected by this horrendous disaster.
Located in News / / 04 / 22
File chemical/x-mdl-rdfile History Bangladesh Safety Accord
by Paul Roeland published 08-07-2013 last modified 09-07-2013 11:37 — filed under: , , , ,
The Accord for Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh (otherwise known as the “Bangladesh Fire and Safety Accord”, the “Bangladesh Accord” or the “Accord”) was formally signed by more than 40 apparel companies, two global unions and four Bangladeshi union federations – with four labour rights NGOs signing as witnesses – on May 23, 2013. As of July 4, 2013, a total of 67 companies have signed the Accord.
Located in Resources / Background
10 ways H&M is spinning the facts on worker safety
by Mirjam van Heugten published 19-10-2015 — filed under: , , , ,
H&M's response to CCC's recent report 'Evaluation of H&M Compliance with Safety Action Plans for Strategic Suppliers in Bangladesh 2015', focusing on H&M's worker safety failures in Bangladesh is replete with false and misleading statements, demonstrating that the company remains unwilling to address the issue in a serious and forthright manner. In this news update, we explore various claims made by H&M, concerning our report and concerning the delays in safety renovations at its supplier factories in Bangladesh, relative to the deadlines imposed by the Accord on Fire and Building Safety.
Located in News / / 10 / 19
Statement of the Bangladesh Accord's Witness Signatories on the three-year renewal of the agreement
by Christie Miedema published 29-06-2017 last modified 19-07-2017 11:27 — filed under: , ,
Today, the global union federations Industriall and UNI announced agreement with brand and retailer representatives on the language of a renewed Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh. To date, 13 brands and retailers signed and 8 more have committed to sign the new agreement, with many more likely to follow in the weeks ahead.
Located in News / / 06 / 29
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) about the Bangladesh Safety Accord
by geertjan published 20-06-2013 last modified 13-03-2014 13:07 — filed under: , , , , , , ,
A collection of FAQs about the Accord of Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh
Located in Issues
Three years after Rana Plaza solidarity and struggle are still needed
by Christie Miedema published 24-04-2016 — filed under: , , , ,
Today, on the third anniversary of the Rana Plaza tragedy, the Clean Clothes Campaign reiterates its solidarity with the survivors and the families of the 1,134 killed when the building they were working in collapsed on 24 April 2013. Over the past three years the Clean Clothes Campaign has fought with these families to demand and win compensation for their losses, and we will continue to support their ongoing struggle to attain full justice. Above all, we continue to press for the structural changes that are vital to prevent catastrophes like these from happening in the future.
Located in News / / 04 / 24
File H&M Factories Still Not Safe
by Christie Miedema published 02-05-2016 last modified 02-05-2016 05:49 — filed under: , ,
During August 24 to September 1, 2015, the Clean Clothes Campaign, International Labor Rights Forum, Maquila Solidarity Network, and Worker Rights Consortium reviewed the Corrective Action Plans (CAPs) posted on the website of the Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh (“the Accord”). Our report focused on H&M’s strategic suppliers, studying each of the 32 Accord CAPs available for these factories. Between January 11 and 16, 2016, the four NGO witness signatories to the Accord conducted a new review of CAPs for the same 32 H&M strategic suppliers. In this update of May 2, 2016, the four Accord witness signatories, have again reviewed the most recent corrective action plans and progress reports for the same set of 32 factories checked before. For the first time, the latest corrective action plans for 22 additional H&M strategic supplier factories were included as well.
Located in Resources / Publications from the Clean Clothes Campaign
Spectrum collapse: eight years on and still little action on safety
by geertjan published 10-04-2013 last modified 25-04-2013 14:04 — filed under: , , , ,
April 11 marks the eighth anniversary of the tragic collapse of the Spectrum garment factory. In 2005 the illegally built extra floors within the building collapsed, killing 64 workers and injuring 80 others. The tragedy set the standard for worker compensation, yet workers of recent fatal accidents remain without compensation.
Located in News / / 04 / 11