More than two dozen retailers have signed onto the "Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh" — a binding charter created by global labor union IndustriALL. Legally enforceable and championed by workers' rights organizations, it's expected to help protect thousands of garment workers in Bangladesh.
Through this agreement, companies have committed to undergoing safety inspections (with reports made public) and fulfilling mandatory repairs and renovations as needed. This would hopefully mean a dramatic decrease in garment factory tragedies among the Bangladeshi people. The agreement states "The undersigned parties are committed to the goal of a safe and sustainable Bangladeshi ReadyMade Garment ('RMG') industry in which no worker needs to fear fires, building collapses, or other accidents that could be prevented with reasonable health and safety measures."