On May 20, 2013, USA-ITA, now the United States Fashion Industry Association, posted a statement on next steps in Bangladesh. USA-ITA supports any and all efforts by members to improve worker safety in Bangladesh--whether you work within your organization, sign the Accord on Fire & Building Safety, join the Safer Factories Initiative, or perhaps all three. It is our belief that these options, particularly the Accord on Fire & Building Safety and the Safer Factories Initiative, need not be opposing agreements and we support member companies that might like to join both. We have our concerns about the Accord on Fire & Building Safety, which is why we chose to join the Safer Factories Initiative, but we likewise applaud our members who think signing the accord is the best decision for their company.
USA-ITA Releases Statement on Next Steps in Bangladesh