Fire and building safety disasters have killed thousands of garment workers. The worst disaster in history was the 2013 Rana Plaza factory building collapse in Dhaka, Bangladesh, which killed 1,138 workers and injured a further 2,500.
The Rana Plaza disaster led to the development of the groundbreaking Bangladesh Accord, which has delivered critical safety gains for millions of garment workers.
The International Accord for Health and Safety in the Textile and Garment Industry commenced on 1 September 2021 and is the successor agreement to the Bangladesh Accord. The International Accord is vital in ensuring workers’ safety gains are maintained and progressed.
Over 170 international brands have signed-on, including many well-known Australian brands, but The Iconic is not one of them.
This popular Australian retailer is lagging behind. Email the CEO, Erica Berchtold, to urge them to sign the International Accord!
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