Research and advice on safety programmes for workers

Ethics at Work has 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. We also support the design process of new projects and programmes set up by Accord.

The International Accord for Health and Safety in the Textile and Garment Industry is a legally binding agreement between global trade unions and over 180 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