3rd review of Sustainability Compact for garment sector

3rd Sustainability Compact review recognises progress as well as challenges still to be addressed in ready made garment sector.

Compact partners take part in the review
ⓒ ILO
On May 18, 2017, the partners of the Sustainability Compact for the Bangladesh Ready Made Garment Sector – the Government of Bangladesh (GoB), the European Union (EU), the United States of America (USA), Canada, and the International Labour Organisation (ILO) – met for the third follow-up meeting in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

The meeting aimed at assessing progress made since the last meeting on January 28, 2016 and to review priorities for the coming year.

The Sustainability Compact to promote continuous improvements in labour rights and factory safety in the Ready Made Garment and Knitwear Industry in Bangladesh was launched on 8 July 2013 in the aftermath of the Rana Plaza collapse.

A set of joint conclusions were agreed which can be downloaded here.