Transparency and Accountability

Provisions that ensure transparency and accountability in the signatories' supply chains

Making relevant information easily available to all our stakeholders and the general public.

Transparency is integral to Accord programs

Transparency ensures workers, brands and other stakeholders are aware of the safety conditions at each Accord-covered factory. See how Accord provides transparency throughout our work:

Factory disclosure

A list of all factories supplying to Accord company signatories in countries that have Accord programs is published every month.

Factory disclosure - Bangladesh →Factory disclosure - Pakistan →
Individual factory safety status

Factory inspection reports are published soon after each inspection and the latest remediation status is live updated in downloadable corrective action plans. Status of Safety Committee training at each factory is also published. Workers, worker representatives, and other stakeholders can thereby keep track of individual factories’ safety improvements.

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Quarterly Aggregate Reports

Quarterly Aggregate Reports allow stakeholders to understand how all Accord programs are progressing and learn of any key developments in the Accord’s work.

Download our latest QAR (March 2023)
Transparency on signatories' decision making

Minutes of all Steering Committee meetings are published, allowing stakeholders to follow the latest decisions of the trade union and company representatives who govern the Accord.

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Annual Reports

Detailed annual reports allow stakeholders to see how the Accord is funded, how the budget is spent, and the key activities and results of the Accord’s work each year.

Download our latest Annual Report

Accountability under the Accord

Accountability is an essential thread throughout Accord programs, with provisions ensuring all parties in the supply chain fulfill their responsibility to create safer workplaces in the garment and textile industry.

   Improving & maintaining safety through participation in Accord programs is a condition of doing business with any Accord company signatory  
Accord company signatories are obliged to negotiate commercial terms with suppliers which enable safe workplaces   
 Clear consequences if a factory fails to participate in the workplace safety programs   
Ineligible Factories
   Workers can raise safety-related concerns in confidence   
Complaints mechanism
 Accord signatory obligations are legally enforceable             
Human Rights Due Diligence in practice

Accord programs enable companies to fulfil their due diligence responsibilities according to the UN Guiding Principles for Business & Human Rights: acting collectively with trade unions to identify, prevent, and mitigate health & safety risks for workers in their supply chains.


Quarterly Aggregate Report March 2023

Quarterly Aggregate Report December 2022

Quarterly Aggregate Report September 2022

Quarterly Aggregate Report June 2022

Annual Report 2021

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