Ahead of the midnight deadline, at least 24 garment and retail brands sourcing from Bangladesh have agreed to sign on to the Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh.
IndustriALL, UNI Global Union and their NGO partners are expecting further commitments from brands today.
IndustriALL General Secretary Jyrki Raina said:
We recognize the commitment that these companies are making towards ending the cycle of factory disasters in Bangladesh. We call on all other global brands sourcing from Bangladesh to join us in making sure that every garment worker in Bangladesh can work in safety.
The 24 companies currently confirmed are:
Marks & Spencer
El Corte Inglés
N Brown Group