24 October marks six months since the collapse of the Rana Plaza building in Savar, Bangladesh.
In the time since then, the apparel industry has witnessed a surge of support for improvement of safety conditions in Bangladesh, with the launch of initiatives such as the Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh. FWF believes that an opportunity exists for the global apparel industry to act in a coordinated manner that will result in safer workplaces in Bangladesh.
Fair Wear Foundation continues to stress that clothing brands cannot leave improvements to the factories alone. In order for real, sustainable change to take place, European companies will have to do business in a way that supports good labour conditions.
Fair Wear Foundation will soon start checking all the factories in Bangladesh where FWF member companies source from. That process will be completed within six months, and will be aligned with the Accord’s work.