ECCR signs Investor Statement on Supply Chains

On the 3rd anniversary of the collapse of the Rana Plaza building in Bangladesh, ECCR joined with other campaigning and investment bodies in an Investor Statement initiated by our sister body in the United States, the InterFaith Center for Corporate Responsibility. It says “we are reminded of the human rights risks inherent in outsourcing apparel manufacturing to factories with inadequate safeguards to protect workers. Positive changes have been made, particularly through the Accord for Fire and Building Safety. Thorough inspections to detect fire, electrical and structural issues have taken place, but we continue to be concerned by the lack of timely remediation. As investors, we renew our appeal to apparel brands and retailers to use the full measure of their influence to respect and protect the human rights of workers in the garment sector of Bangladesh and throughout their global supply chains, and to provide remedy when those rights have been violated”.

The statement can be found at http://www.iccr.org/sites/default/files/resources_attachments/statement-signatories_0.pdf

Photo Credit: Dhaka Savar Building Collapse, taken by rijans, found on Flickr. Creative Commons License.