June 29, 2017
Loblaw renews commitment to the Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh
Today, Loblaw proudly joined leading international brands in a renewed commitment to the Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh, working to provide protection and workplace safety in Bangladesh factories. Our three-year renewal will help extend the Accord’s good work, auditing and eliminating building risks in the facilities where suppliers produce our goods – and putting workers’ interests first. We appreciate the work done to date under the Accord, with 1,600 factories inspected and improved, and health and safety training conducted in factories employing nearly half-a-million workers. However, we know there is more to be done. In addition to the controls and legal commitments of the Accord, Loblaw is separately continuing to monitor workplace conditions in various global production facilities, with on-the-ground experts active in six countries where our goods are produced. Further, the company publicly lists the names of all factories producing Joe Fresh products, as a demonstration of transparency around workplace standards.