EU Trade Commissioner De Gucht launches Global Sustainability Compact in response to Bangladesh tragedy
EU News 329/2013
Brussels, 8 July 2013
EU Trade Commissioner Karel De Gucht today launched a joint initiative for improving conditions for workers in Bangladeshi garment factories. The move is a response to the collapse of the Rana Plaza building in Dhaka in April which resulted in over 1,100 deaths.
The Sustainability Compact seeks to improve labour, health and safety conditions for workers, as well as to encourage responsible behaviour by businesses in the ready-made garment industry in the South Asian country.
Source and additional information:
Foreign Minister of Bangladesh Dipu Moni, on the right, and Karel De Gucht. Date: 08/07/2013 Reference: P-023656/00-02 Location: Geneva (C)EU, 2013 URL