Feasibility study for the expansion of the International Accord

Ethics at Work helped the International Accord Foundation conduct in-depth feasibility studies for the creation of worker safety programmes in garment producing countries, among which Pakistan, India, Egypt and Morocco.

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