How to join

4 simple steps to becoming an Accord signatory

Join 200 brands making workplace safety a priority in the garment & textile industry.

What to expect

Here’s how you can become our next signatory and contribute to safer workplaces:

Review

Review the International Accord and Addendums of interest to know more about the workplace safety programs and your commitments as a signatory.

Contact

Get in touch with the International Accord Secretariat to arrange an introductory call.

Sign

Once you decide to become a signatory, arrange the submission of the signed agreement with the Secretariat.

Induction

After you sign and submit the agreement, the Secretariat will brief you on the implementation and procedures of the Accord programs.

Review

Review the International Accord and Addendums of interest to know more about the workplace safety programs and your commitments as a signatory.

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Contact

Want to discuss the possibility of participating in Accord programs or have queries about your role as a signatory? Reach out to the Secretariat and arrange an introductory meeting. We explain the benefits and steps of becoming an Accord signatory. Write to the Secretariat at signatories@internationalaccord.org or koen.oosterom@internationalaccord.org if you have any further questions before signing the agreement.

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Sign

Once your brand decides to join, contact the Secretariat to receive the pre-signed versions of the International Accord and the Pakistan Accord, sign, date the final page, and submit the signed agreement to:

Induction

Once you’ve submitted the signed International Accord and Addendums, the Secretariat will, upon request, conduct an onboarding session to brief you on how the Accord works. We will also explain the Secretariat’s role in supporting you.

After you sign the International Accord and Addendum(s):

  • Disclose your yearly FOB value and factory number from factories in Bangladesh and Pakistan.
  • Disclose your factory list(s).
  • Provide your company logo for listing as a signatory on this website.
Jorge Alonso CampoInditex

Protecting workers from safety and health risks at work is fundamental to ensuring decent working conditions. Through a transparent and collaborative model on workplace safety such as the International Accord, we can achieve the common goal of delivering healthy and safe workplaces to workers in the garments and textile industry.

Resources for potential signatories

International Accord 

Explore the International Accord Agreement of 2023 to know more about the principles, procedures, and policies that form the legal basis of Accord implementation.


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Bangladesh Safety Agreement

Explore the Bangladesh Agreement on Health and Safety in the Textile and Garment Industry (Bangladesh Safety Program) which is an Addendum to International Accord.


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Pakistan Accord

The Pakistan Accord on Health & Safety in the Textile & Garment Industry came into effect on 1 January 2023 and contains signatory commitments to ensure workplace safety in Pakistan by their suppliers participating in Accord programs.


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