International Health and Safety Accord

Levi’s and IKEA are still putting their factory workers' lives at risk nine years later

May 15 marks nine years since the signing of the Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh. To date, the trailblazing, legally binding agreement has protected over two million garment workers by making sure 1,600 factories in Bangladesh meet safety requirements, but Levi’s and IKEA refuse to sign the now updated agreement.

Nine years since Rana Plaza, IKEA and Levi's are freeriding on efforts to make factories safe

Nine years ago, on April 24, 2013, the Rana Plaza building in Bangladesh collapsed, killing 1,138 people and exposing the incredibly unsafe labour conditions for factory workers in the garment sector. Today our thoughts are with the survivors of this preventable tragedy, as well as the family members of those who died.