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Two RMG factories complete Accord remediation

Update : 28 May 2015, 06:18 PM

Two RMG manufacturers – Concord Fashion Export Ltd and Jeacon – have successfully met all remediation requirements outlined by the Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh.

Both of these factories are located in the same building at South Shalna, Joydebpur, Gazipur, Dhaka.

On May 20, 2015, Accord engineers verified the remediation works carried out by the two listed factories of Accord after its initial inspections, Accord said yesterday in a statement.

In its letter, Accord applauded the efforts of the factory owners and managers, union signatories, the workers of these factories and the Accord engineering and case handling staff who contributed to the completion of remediation.

The Accord remains vigilant in accelerating the pace and level of remediation in the large number of its inspected factories, where execution of remediation is inadequate or too far behind schedule, the statement said.

As of May 21, the factory owners completed remediation over the last two years since its inception.

According to the Accord’s follow up inspection findings, factory owners have corrected 2,579 of 54,432 flaws in fire, electrical and structural safety, which were identified by its first inspection.

Now, a total of 42,212 flaws are under remediation and 9,641 pending. To date, all 1500-plus factories under the Accord have been inspected for fire, electrical and structural safety. 

The Accord has approved about 1,000 Corrective Action Plan (CAP) and it carried out follow-up inspection of 462 factories out of 1,500 already inspected.

The safety issues came under spotlight after the Rana Plaza factory disaster that killed over 1,135 workers and injured over 2,500 people on April 24, 2013.

After the factory disaster, the Accord made a commitment to provide financial and technical support to improve fire and building safety standard of RMG factories, from which they source products. 

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