Skip to navigationSkip to content

A visual explanation of the factory safety plan in Bangladesh

By QZ
Published Last updated This article is more than 2 years old.

Bangladesh’s best hope for a reformed garment sector hinges on retailers paying the price for safety.

Nearly 40 retail companies that order from garment factories in the country have signed a six-page agreement to do precisely that. Last month, more than 1,000 workers died when a building housing several garment manufacturers collapsed.

The Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh (pdf) lays out a new factory inspection program and calls for companies that sign to underwrite any renovations needed to bring their suppliers up to established safety standards. Here is a visual explanation of the accord:

📬 Kick off each morning with coffee and the Daily Brief (BYO coffee).

By providing your email, you agree to the Quartz Privacy Policy.