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77 brands approved new ACCORD agreement


bangladesh-garments77 international apparel brands, the International Accord for Health and Safety in the Textile and Garment Industry has been approved as the successor agreement to the Bangladesh Accord. On the occasion of the start of the International Accord, Clean Clothes Campaign relaunched its brand tracker to indicate which brands have signed on and which of the major brands sourcing from Bangladesh have not yet done so. Most of the largest buyers from the country, including H&M, Inditex (Zara), C&A, PVH (Tommy Hilfiger, Calvin Klein), and Bestseller (Vero Moda) have signed on. Their signatures alone mean that workers in hundreds of factories can be assured of working in factories that are regularly monitored and proactively remediated and have access to a credible complaint’s mechanism. Other major companies sourcing from Bangladesh, including Gap, VF Corporation (North Face), Primark, Desigual, and Auchan, have not yet signed the new agreement. The Clean Clothes Campaign network and its allies will start a public campaign calling out all brands that fail to prioritize their workers’ safety by signing the International Accord.