Home / Knowledge / News / Apparel/Garments / Bangla Safety Accord unveils new information portal
Bangla Safety Accord unveils new information portal
24
Oct '13
The Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh unveiled its new website in Bangla, to take its messages, objectives and work to audiences across Bangladesh.

In the wake of fire disasters and the Rana Plaza building collapse in April 2013, the Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh has over 100 signatories, including brands, retailers and two global unions.

The Accord commits the signatories to the goal of a safe and sustainable Bangladeshi ready-made garment industry, in which no worker needs to fear fires, building collapses or other accidents that could be prevented with reasonable health and safety measures.

The new website provides a wealth of resources relating to the structure and membership of the Accord. It outlines the Accord aims, the work being undertaken to improve safety for garment workers in Bangladesh, FAQs, the Accord itself and additional resources for the media and public alike, including regularly updated sections on the Accord’s signatories and the factories covered by the independent agreement.

Announcing the new website and social media launch, Sean Ansett, Interim Executive Director of the Accord, said, “It is vital that our website is as accessible as possible to stakeholders and organisations on the ground in Bangladesh to help improve working conditions, and to inform their understanding of our work.

"The website also provides a way for people to contact the Accord. We are also developing worker-focused materials to reach workers in Bangladesh, to keep them informed of what the Accord means for them.

“The Accord’s signatories want to bring positive change to the lives of garment workers in Bangladesh, who have had to bear safety conditions that have caused numerous collapses and fires.

"The Accord’s website provides a vehicle through which anyone can learn more about the Accord: its work, its reach, the importance of the initiative taken by this unique collection of brands, retailers, unions and the NGO witnesses to the Accord.

“Via our Twitter account, @bangaccord, individuals can play a part in extending knowledge and understanding of the vital need for action and the positive changes that the Accord and its members are bringing about in Bangladesh.”

Christy Hoffman, Deputy General Secretary, UNI Global Union, remarked, "This Accord marks a turning point. It has the potential to transform the way safety issues are addressed in Bangladesh.

"Part of the process is a commitment to being open and transparent and to show critical information about factories. This website is a step towards this goal, and the Bangla website can deliver the Accord’s messages in Bangladesh."

Bangladesh Accord


Must ReadView All

Textiles | On 22nd Jul 2017

Govt constitutes GST Feedback and Action Room

The Government of India has constituted a Feedback and Action Room...

Textiles | On 22nd Jul 2017

India’s cotton textile exports fell in FY17: Tamta

The overall export of cotton textiles from India declined in 2016-17...

Textiles | On 22nd Jul 2017

Stella McCartney, Bolt Threads partner for eco fashion

Fashion designer Stella McCartney has partnered with Bolt Threads for ...

Interviews View All

Kaizad Hansotia
GetNatty

Competition is the best thing that can happen to a startup

Cindy McNaull
Cordura

We have broad range of options in durable fabrics

Karan Suratwala
Key Textile Accessories Private Limited

Chinese imports are destroying the supply chain

Eric Scholler
Groz-Beckert

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

Steve Cole
Xerium Technologies

Steve Cole of Xerium Technologies discusses the industry. Xerium is the...

Ashok Desai
Bombay Textile Research Association

Bombay Textile Research Association (BTRA) is a leading name in textile...

Jay Ramrakhiani
Occasions Elegance Wear

It is believed that by early 19th century, Varanasi weavers had moved away ...

Tony Ward
Tony Ward

"You have to truly understand what your client wants, know her needs, what ...

Ritu Kumar
Label Ritu Kumar

‘Classics will return’ "There are a lot of people wearing western clothes ...

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

July 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

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

Yes No

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

Yes No

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


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



X