Sustainability Compact for the Bangladesh RMG Industry

The collapse of Rana Plaza in April 2013 led to the death of over 1,100 people, the majority of whom were garment workers. This event has drawn international attention to safety and labour rights in Bangladesh's ready-made garment (RMG) sector.

In response, the Compact for Continuous Improvements in Labour Rights and Factory Safety in the Ready-Made Garment and Knitwear Industry in Bangladesh was launched in July 2013. The Compact seeks to improve labour, health and safety conditions for workers, as well as to encourage responsible behaviour by businesses in the RMG industry.

This brochure provides an overview of the ILO's "Implementation of the Bangladesh Compact" project.