Gap Refuses to Sign Accord to Clean Up Sweatshops in Bangladesh
Human rights activists and labor groups have long asked Gap Inc. to be responsible for its supply chain in Bangladesh, but the retailer refuses to sign the Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh, which compels companies to provide safe and hazard-free working conditions.
Co-Sign President Weingarten's Letter
Gap Inc. is one of the world's leading clothing retailers, with corporate profits topping more than $300 million last quarter. Many of the company's clothes are produced in Bangladesh. Join AFT president Randi Weingarten in sending an urgent appeal to the Gap board of directors demanding that the company immediately sign the factory safety accord.
Your letter will be sent directly to each of the 10 members of the board.
How You Can Help
More than 50 manufacturers and retailers, including brands like Abercrombie & Fitch, H&M, PVH, and Sean Jean have signed the Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh—but Gap has not. Consider taking action:
- Co-sign AFT President Randi Weingarten's letter to the Gap Board of Directors.
- Has your favorite retailer signed the international health and safety accord? Check Creating a Sweatshop Free World for a guide to what you can do.
- Where are you investing your money? Click to see how the Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility endeavors to bring social consciousness to the corporate world.
Watch the Solidarity Center's video on the aftermath of the disastrous 2012 Tazreen textile factory fire in Bangladesh.