The International Accord for Health and Safety in the Textile and Garment Industry is a legally binding agreement between more than 180 garment brands/retailers and global trade unions to make textile and garment factories safe.
It came into effect on September 1, 2021, as the successor to the 2013 and 2018 Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh. In addition to the workplace safety work in Bangladesh, the Accord signatories have agreed on a new workplace safety program in Pakistan.
We encourage all garment and textile companies to sign the International Accord and the Pakistan Accord.
Here’s how you can become our next signatory:
Review the Agreement(s) and ‘How we work’ to know more about the workplace safety programs and your commitments as a signatory.
Write to the Secretariat at email@example.com if you would like to arrange an introductory call or have any further questions before signing the agreement.
Once you decide to become a signatory, arrange the submission of the signed agreement with the Secretariat. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to obtain a copy of the agreement with a signature page.
Sign the agreement (preferably electronically) and send a signed copy to:
After you sign and submit the agreement, the Secretariat will brief you on the implementation and procedures of the Accord programs.