BANGLADESH ACCORD ON FIRE & BUILDING SAFETY
The Bangladesh Accord on Building and Fire Safety was established after the collapse of the Rana Plaza building complex in 2013. Esprit is committed to assuring that such a tragedy never happens again.
Although Esprit products were not made in any of the six factories in the Rana Plaza complex, we were one of the first brands to sign onto the Bangladesh Accord on Fire and Building Safety.
The Accord is a 5-year, legally binding agreement between brands, retailers and trade unions dedicated to assuring safe factory buildings in Bangladesh. The Accord process has focused on the findings of structural, electrical and fire safety audits for all Accord brand factories in Bangladesh – including those used by Esprit. We expect all Esprit supplier factories to have completed the required work by December 31, 2017.