Feasibility study for the expansion of the International Accord

Ethics at Work has helped the International Accord Foundation conduct an in-depth feasibility study on the possibilities of setting up worker safety programmes in garment producing countries.

The International Accord for Health and Safety in the Textile and Garment Industry is a legally binding agreement between global trade unions and over 150 clothing companies. The agreement continues the work of the 2013 and 2018 Accords on Fire & Building Safety in Bangladesh and will further establish worker safety programmes in at least one other country. The International Accord Foundation, based in the Netherlands, is implementing the agreement.

Workers at a bed linen manufacturer in Giza, Egypt. Photo: Bart Slob