Home / Knowledge / News / Apparel/Garments / KappAhl signs agreement for increased safety in Bangladesh
KappAhl signs agreement for increased safety in Bangladesh
11
Jul '13
Fashion chain KappAhl has joined the "Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh" which aims to create safer working conditions for textile workers in Bangladesh.

KappAhl welcomes all initiatives that help to increase safety and improve working conditions in Bangladesh. We feel that the agreement now have the status it needs to be carried out and it feels good being a part of this work, says KappAhl’s President and CEO Johan Åberg.

The "Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh" is an initiative to increase safety in textile production in Bangladesh. A timetable for implementation has been established. Among other things, electricity and building structures in the factories are to be audited by independent auditors over the coming nine months. In connection with the inspections plans for improvements and repairs are to be developed and then followed up jointly by affiliated textile buyers and the factories.

The most important thing now is to ensure that the work is progressing at a good pace and that everyone contributes, we, the buyers, the unions and the government of Bangladesh, says KappAhl ‘s Vice President Purchasing and Logistics Mari Svensson.

Since long, KappAhl has great commitment in collaborative projects with other textile buyers to help drive progress in the countries where they are buying production. Examples include projects to improve fire safety and reduced use of water and chemicals in textile production.

KappAhl has already stated that it will continue to buy production and in more ways contribute to increased prosperity and improved security in Bangladesh, one of the world's poorest countries.

KappAhl was founded 1953 and is a leading Nordic fashion chain with close to 400 stores and 4 500 co-workers in Sweden, Norway, Finland, Poland and the Czech Republic. KappAhl designs, markets and sells value-for-money fashion and focus in particular on women 30-50 years of age. In 1999, KappAhl was the first fashion chain to receive environmental management standard certification.

KappAhl


Must ReadView All

Textiles | On 19th Sep 2017

Karl Mayer expands service operations in Asia

Karl Mayer, a world leader in the production of warp knitting and...

Textiles | On 19th Sep 2017

Welspun bags Made in Green label by Oeko-Tex

Welspun, a leading home textiles manufacturer, has been awarded Made...

Courtesy: SGS

Textiles | On 19th Sep 2017

SGS expands testing facilities in Naucalpan, Mexico

SGS has expanded testing facilities in Naucalpan, Mexico, creating a...

Interviews View All

Krishnanand Tripathi
Textrade International Ltd

We believe in vocational education for entry-level employees, offering...

Marazban F Velati
Sutlej Textiles & Industries limited

No training can be effective till the candidate believes in it.

Abhishek Ganguly
Puma India

‘As a brand, Puma is always looking for new and innovative ways to inspire ...

Eric Scholler
Groz-Beckert

The Indian market has huge potential in technical textiles, and by far,...

Paolo Ocleppo
Sandvik Hyperion

Paolo Ocleppo, Rotary Cutting Segment manager, Sandvik Hyperion discusses...

Marcel Alberts
Eurofibers

Coating at a fibre level is a practice not usually seen in the...

Mike Hoffman
Gildan Activewear SRL

Gildan Activewear, a manufacturer and marketer of branded clothing and...

Robert Brunner
Devereux

Golfwear and menswear brand Devereux is set for greener pastures. Robert...

Aditi Somani
Aditi Somani

Aditi Somani specialises in luxury fusion wear with international cuts and ...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH

September 2017

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.

news category


Related Categories:

Planning to Take the Leap towards
Sustainability?

Do you see sustainability as a route to business growth?

Yes No

Do you think the sustainability space has the needed tools and resources available for a business to lead change?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you see sustainability as a route to business growth?

Yes
74.5%
No
12.8%
Skip
12.8%

Total Votes: 47

Do you think adopting a sustainable approach will be a profitable move for your business?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you think the sustainability space has the needed tools and resources available for a business to lead change?

Yes
61.7%
No
25.5%
Skip
12.8%

Total Votes: 47

Do you want the world to know about your sustainability journey and your business’ environmental footprint?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you think adopting a sustainable approach will be a profitable move for your business?

Yes
87.2%
No
6.4%
Skip
6.4%

Total Votes: 47

Thanks for your valuable feedback. Claim your free latest sustainability e-book.

Active Poll

Do you want the world to know about your sustainability journey and your business’ environmental footprint?

Yes
70.2%
No
10.6%
Skip
19.1%

Total Votes: 47


E-News Insight
Subscribe Today and Get the
Latest News Update in Your Mail Box.
Advanced Search