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

India’s e-commerce policy framework in 6 months: official

Apparel/Garments | On 26th Apr 2018

India’s e-commerce policy framework in 6 months: official

In the next six months, India will come out with a framework for a...

MSME secretary Arun Kumar Panda presenting 'friend of India' plaque to a delegate from Malawi at the first International SME Convention. Courtesy: PIB

Apparel/Garments | On 26th Apr 2018

India to set up Digital Trade Desk for SME collaboration

India’s ministry of micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) has...

Courtesy: Kai Pilger from Pexels

Apparel/Garments | On 26th Apr 2018

FOBAP in the Philippines trying for garments sector revival

The Foreign Buyers Association of the Philippines (FOBAP), a body...

Interviews View All

Darshan Mehta
Infinium Polychem

We are spending double digit figures on R&D

Poojaa Kumar Deepak
Zeven

Zeven's performance sports apparel is designed for the Indian body type,...

Top executives
Textile industry

GST has levelled the playing field to an extent

Anupam Arya

<div>Jaipur-based Fabriclore Retailing Pvt. Ltd. is attempting to revive...

Harsh Shah

Fynd is the central online shopping destination for fashion, offering...

Vikas Banduke

Softech Controls Private Limited (SCPL) is a part of the Cotmac Group, an...

Mohammad Hassan
Biax Fiberfilm

About one in every 20 patients picks up an infection while hospitalised....

Marten Alkhagen
Swerea IVF AB

Marten Alkhagen, Senior Scientist - Nonwoven and Technical Textiles of...

Lynda Kelly
Suominen Corporation

Suominen Corporation is a manufacturer of nonwovens as roll goods for...

Judy Frater
Somaiya Kala Vidya

Among the many honours showered on Frater, including Fulbright and Ford...

Jay Ramrakhiani
Occasions Elegance Wear

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

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

Leave your Comments


April 2018

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
69.9%
No
12.6%
Skip
17.5%

Total Votes: 103

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
63.1%
No
29.1%
Skip
7.8%

Total Votes: 103

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
87.4%
No
8.7%
Skip
3.9%

Total Votes: 103

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
82.5%
No
7.8%
Skip
9.7%

Total Votes: 103


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