UPDATE: Sainsbury's signed the 2018 Bangladesh Accord on 20 April. That's all of the big UK brands, thanks to people like you keeping up the pressure and making sure the issue stays in the spotlight. Thank you!
UPDATE: Debenhams signed the 2018 Bangladesh Accord as of 16 April, leaving only Sainsbury's.
UPDATE: Next signed the 2018 Bangladesh Accord on 12 April. Page updated to leave Debenhams and Sainsbury's.
UPDATE: M&S signed the 2018 Bangladesh Accord on 28 March 2018, page edited to reflect that.
UPDATE: As of Friday 9th February John Lewis has signed the 2018 Bangladesh Accord and as of Monday 5th March Arcadia Group have also signed.
After the 2013 Rana Plaza collapse that killed 1,135 people, retailers using factories in Bangladesh signed a legally-binding accord promising to uphold new safety standards for workers, and ensure a tragedy like that could never happen again.
Now British company Sainsbury's is refusing to continue their commitment to fire and building safety, by ignoring calls to sign the renewed 2018 Bangladesh Accord.
The new accord goes into effect in May, so time is running out. We need to act now and demand the high street brands take action and sign the renewed 2018 Accord now!
Sign the petition to tell Sainsbury's that it owes a duty of care to these workers, to tell them to sign the renewed 2018 Accord now.
High Street brands -- which are still making their clothes in Bangladesh -- can’t walk away from worker safety now while the job isn’t finished. Reparations from the 2013 tragedy need to be completed, and there is currently no reliable regulatory safety body in the country to take over factory inspections.
Demand this British High Street brand signs the renewed 2018 Accord and ensure protections for factory workers in Bangladesh.
The SumOfUs community came together in a huge way in 2013. Hundreds of thousands of SumOfUs members like you joined a global call to demand companies pay a few pennies more per garment to make sure their workers weren’t dying. We called customer service and talked to local store managers, and thousands of us posted impassioned messages on the Facebook walls of companies that refused to put workers’ lives before their obscene profits. As a result, over 200 companies responded and signed the Accord -- it worked before, and it can work again.
Just Style. 13 February 2018.
The Guardian. 29 January 2018.