Accord closes Bangladesh operations

Accord closes Bangladesh operations

All the employees of Accord’s Dhaka office will work under the RSC

Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh shut down its operation in the country on Sunday, and handed over the charges to the RMG Sustainability Council (RSC).

“My client Stitching Bangladesh Accord Foundation is going to closed all its activities in the country from May 31,” said Barrister Omar H Khan, an advocate of Bangladesh Supreme Court, through an in an advertisement in different newspapers on Saturday, on behalf of his client Accord.

All the government and non-government organizations as well as individuals are requested to close formalities with the Accord, it added.

Meanwhile, all the employees of Accord’s Dhaka office will work under the RSC.

In January, Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA) and the steering committee of the Accord finalized the formation of the RMG Sustainability Council (RSC) at a meeting in Dhaka.

The two sides signed a transition agreement that included agreement on the Articles of Association pertaining to the RSC.

As per the agreement, the Accord was supposed to leave Bangladesh by May and handed over the responsibility to RSC.

After the collapse of Rana Plaza in 2013, Accord, an initiative of European RMG retailers, embarked on their work in Bangladesh readymade garment industry with the aim to improve factory safety standards.

Courtesy: Dhaka Tribune

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