The Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh

Benetton Group was among the first signatories of the Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh, launched in May 2013. With its signature, the company confirmed its engagement in contributing to a significant and lasting improvement in working conditions and safety in Bangladesh.

The Accord is an independent agreement, signed by more than 150 apparel companies all over the world and involving trade unions, the International Labour Organization (ILO) as well as non-governmental organizations. Its aim is to make all garment factories in Bangladesh safe workplaces. It also calls for independent safety inspections at factories and for transparency in the Bangladeshi textile supply chain.