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Arcadia signs up to the Bangladesh Accord

Arcadia is the latest UK retailer to agree to the terms of the Bangladesh safety agreement.

In May the group owned by Sir Phillip Green stated that it agreed in principle to the accord but would not sign up to the agreement until certain terms, including the annual contribution figure of the programme, had been clarified.

Following confirmation of the proposed expenditure across the Accord’s initiatives, Arcadia signed up to the agreement yesterday (September 11).

A statement from the group said: “Arcadia undertakes its own rigorous ethical trading programme and conducts frequent audits and factory visits throughout the supply chain, including Bangladesh, as part of our Fashion Footprint programme.”

It went on to state: “However, we are clearly saddened by the events in Bangladesh factories, and want to play our part in contributing to an industry initiative that aims to make positive changes for the workers within the garment industry in that country.”

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