May 17, 2016 - HUGO BOSS will become member of the Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh (ACCORD) by 1 June 2016. The Company is working with only two textile suppliers there/locally. By means of the accession, HUGO BOSS wants to set a difference in improving standards and play a part in workers rights and increased transparency.
The ACCORD was created 15 May 2013 in the aftermath of the Rana Plaza building collapse as an independent, legally binding agreement. It involves global brands, retailers and trade unions and is set up for five years for a start. It is designed to build a safe and healthy Ready Made Garment (RMG) Industry in Bangladesh. For this, a safe and working environment with appropriate health and safety measures shall be created. Important aspects in this regard are the independence of the alliance, the commitment of the companies to financial funds/support and increased transparency and the democratic focus on strengthening workers rights.