PVH ANNOUNCES LANDMARK AGREEMENT
PVH CORP. ANNOUNCES LANDMARK AGREEMENT WITH COALITION OF NGOs AND BANGLADESH LABOR UNIONS ON FIRE AND BUILDING SAFETY
PVH is the initial company to commit to this first-of-its-kind program
New York, NY - PVH Corp. [NYSE: PVH] announced today that it has entered into a Joint Memorandum of Understanding with a group of non-governmental organizations consisting of Clean Clothes Campaign, Worker Rights Consortium, The International Labor Rights Forum, and Maquila Solidarity Network, as well as a group of eight international and Bangladeshi trade unions, regarding fire and building safety in Bangladesh’s apparel factories.
The agreement recognizes the need for the Bangladeshi government, the Bangladeshi Ready- Made Garment (RMG) industry, brand owners and retailers, and labor to work together to create a safe and sustainable work environment within the Bangladeshi RMG industry. The agreement establishes a two-year program to be led by a multi-stakeholder task force for the purposes of establishing an in-factory training program; facilitating the creation of factory health and safety committees; reviewing existing building regulations and enforcement; developing a worker complaint process and mechanism for workers to report health and safety risks; and advising a Chief Inspector.
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