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:


Read the International Accord and Pakistan Accord to know more about the programs and your commitments as a signatory.


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


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


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


Read the International Accord and the Pakistan Accord to discover the basis of all Accord programs and your commitments as a signatory. Also, explore our public reports and know how the Accord works.

2021 International Accord (Download PDF)2023 Pakistan Accord (Download PDF)

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.

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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:


Once you’ve submitted the signed agreement, the Secretariat will 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 agreement:

  • Disclose your yearly volume from factories in Bangladesh and Pakistan
  • Provide your company logo for listing as a signatory on our website
  • Disclose your factory list

Jorge Alonso Campo


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

2021 International Accord 

Explore the International Accord Agreement of 2021 to know more about the principles, procedures, and policies that form the legal basis of Accord implementation.

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2023 Pakistan Accord

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

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