×
247
Fashion Jobs
RELIANCE INDUSTRIES LTD
Hiring For Sales Officer : Reliance Retail - Ajio Business
Permanent · HALDWANI
RELIANCE INDUSTRIES LTD
Hiring For Sales Officer : Reliance Retail - Ajio Business
Permanent · Aligarh
SREEDHARA TEXTILES PRIVATE LIMITED
Deputy Manager - Fabric
Permanent · COIMBATORE
PANACEA VENCER
we Have Opening For Accounts Manager & Finance Manger For Garments
Permanent · COIMBATORE
JOBZ DADDY
Category Head For Home Decor of The Top Most Designer of India
Permanent · GURUGRAM
SMART SOURCE
Manager Market Place - Leading Fashion Retail - Bangalore
Permanent · Bengaluru
NCDI PLACEMENT CONSULTANCY
Accounts Executive For Retail Industry
Permanent · Lucknow
NCDI PLACEMENT CONSULTANCY
Customer Relationship Managere For Retail Industry
Permanent · LUCKNOW
PRIME PLACEMENT AND MANPOWER SERVICES
International Sales Executive - Female - Khokhra - Ahmedabad
Permanent · Ahmedabad
MIRRAW.COM
Production Manager | Mirraw
Permanent · MUMBAI
LIFESTYLE BRANDS
Senior Executive - Accounts - Bangalore
Permanent · BENGALURU
LIFESTYLE BRANDS
Area Manager-Projects Execution (Telangana &Amp; Andra Pradesh)-Hyderabad
Permanent · BENGALURU
LIFESTYLE BRANDS
Brand Financial Manager - Bangalore
Permanent · BENGALURU
LIFESTYLE BRANDS
Brand Training Manager, Planet Fashion - Bangalore
Permanent · BENGALURU
HECTOR AND STREAK CONSULTING PVT LTD
Assistant Manager Production - Textile,Fabrics,Plastic,
Permanent · NASHIK
HECTOR AND STREAK CONSULTING PVT LTD
Manager Accounts - For a Manufacturing Company in Mumbai
Permanent · Mumbai
GENIUS CONSULTANTS LIMITED
Warehouse Manager in a Leading Garments Manufacturing Company
Permanent · Kolkata
GENIUS CONSULTANTS LIMITED
Digital Marketing Executive@ Hiring is Going on
Permanent · Kolkata
SUPER FASHION
HR Manager / sr. HR Manager (For Garments Industry)
Permanent · Faridabad
SUPER FASHION
General Manager Production / Production Manager (Knits Garments)
Permanent · Faridabad
CAREERPLUS PLACEMENTS PRIVATE LIMITED
Opening-Head Production - Leather Bag @Chennai
Permanent · Chennai
RELIANCE INDUSTRIES LTD
Cluster Merchant
Permanent · COIMBATORE

European fashion brands agree new deal in Bangladesh

By
Reuters API
Published
today Sep 3, 2019
Reading time
access_time 2 minutes
Share
Download
Download the article
Print
Click here to print
Text size
aA+ aA-

European fashion brands who buy readymade garments from Bangladesh agreed on Tuesday to hand over responsibility for issues like worker safety to a new body called the Readymade Sustainability Council (RSC).


Reuters



RSC, governed by the Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA), and brands and workers' representatives, will replace the Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh to ensure compliance with work-place monitoring in the industry.

The Accord was set up by European brands to improve factory safety in Bangladesh after a garment factory complex collapsed in 2013, killing more than 1,100 people.

The five-year pact was originally due to expire in May 2018 but a longer transition period was agreed. Attempts by the Accord's members to extend its authority to operate were challenged in court by factory owners and the government set up its own body to take over its work.

"We could reach an agreement after two days of detailed discussions among us where almost all the representatives of fashion brand attended," said Rubana Huq, President of BGMEA.

"We have came together in good faith for a smooth transition from ACCORD to RSC and from now our formal journeyhas started," she said.

The RSC is an unprecedented national initiative, uniting industry, brands and trade unions to ensure a sustainable solution to carry forward the significant accomplishments made on workplace safety in Bangladesh, Huq said.

"The RSC will also encompass industrial relations, skill development and environmental standards," she added.

Low wages have helped Bangladesh build the world’s second-largest garment industry, behind China, with some 4,000 factories employing about 4 million workers.

Readymade garments are a mainstay of the economy, contributing almost 16% of Gross Domestic Product and about $34 billion worth of exports in the last fiscal year ending in June 2019.

Bangladesh is among the world's largest exporters of apparel sold by Western companies like H&M , Adidas and Walmart , but the industry has been plagued by fires and explosions which have killed hundreds in recent years.

The Accord, signed by brands including H&M and Benetton, has been credited with improving factory safety in Bangladesh through inspections and funding.

 

© Thomson Reuters 2020 All rights reserved.