Bangladesh Accord

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"The Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh helps ensure that no worker needs to fear fire, building collapses or other accidents that can be prevented with reasonable health and safety measures.

"The Accord is a legally-binding agreement between global brands & retailers and IndustriALL Global Union & UNI Global Union and eight of their Bangladeshi affiliated unions to work towards a safe and healthy garment and textile industry in Bangladesh." [1]

Steering Committee[2]

The Accord is governed by a Steering Committee with equal representation of the signatory companies and trade unions with a neutral Chair provided by the International Labour Organisation (ILO)

  • Head of Department – ICTS - Alke Boessiger Alternate, UNI Global Union
  • President- Amirul Haque Amin Board, National Garment Workers Federation
  • Head of CSR- Bernardo Cruza Alternate, El Corte Ingles
  • CSR/Stakeholder engagement- Bob Chant Board, Loblaw
  • Textile and Garment Industry Director- Christina Hajagos-Clausen Alternate, IndustriALL Global Union
  • Director, Better Work- Dan Rees ILO
  • Social Sustainability Director- Indalecio Perez Board, Inditex
  • International Coordinator- Ineke Zeldenrust Witness signatory, Clean Clothes Campaign
  • Assistant General Secretary- Jenny Holdcroft Board, IndustriALL Global Union
  • Legal Counsel- Jochen Jutte-Overmeyer Alternate, Otto Group
  • President- Kamrul Anam Alternate, IndustriAll Bangladesh Council and the Bangladesh Textile and Garments Workers League
  • Head of UNI Commerce- Mathias Bolton Board, Uni Global Union
  • Vice President of Corporate Responsibility- Michael Bride Board, PVH
  • Regional Country Manager- Roger Hubert Alternate, Hennes & Mauritz AB (H&M)
  • Executive Director- Scott Nova Witness signatory, Workers Rights Consortium

Resources and articles

Related Sourcewatch


  1. About, Bangladesh Accord, accessed December 10, 2020.
  2. About, Bangladesh Accord, accessed December 10, 2020.