More than 200 companies have now signed the Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh following the collapse of the Rana Plaza factory building in Dhaka, which killed more than 1,100 people in 2013.

The legally-binding five-year agreement will see independent safety inspections with public reports on all Bangladeshi suppliers used by the signatory companies, mandatory repairs and renovations, the obligation by brands to underwrite the costs of safety upgrades, and repercussions for suppliers that refuse to improve conditions, including the termination of business.

Here is a list of the brands and retailers that have signed up to the agreement. The most recent addition is German-based HAKRO GmbH.

Company Global headquarters
A&M Holmberg OyFinland
Abercrombie & FitchUS
Adidas Group Germany
Åhléns/LagerhausSweden
Aldi Germany
Antigua Group IncUS
American Eagle OutfittersUS
Arcadia Group UK
Aristocrate Distributor LtdUK
Auchan France
AX StoresSweden
Baumhueter InternationalGermany
Bebe Clothing UK
Belotex Germany
BenettonItaly
Bestseller Denmark
BonmarcheUK
BrandCo Management Ltd UK
Brands Fashion Germany
Bru¨zer Sportsgear LtdCanada
C&AGermany
CamaieuFrance
CarrefourFrance
Charles VögeleSwitzerland
Chicca Germany
ChiccoItaly
Colombus Textilvertrieb GmbHGermany
Comtex Sri Lanka
Comazo GmbH & Co KgGermany
CoolcatNetherlands
Coop Danmark Denmark
Cotton On Australia
Cronytex Sourcing Belgium
Crown Textil GmbH Germany
Danielle Group Plc UK
Dansk SupermarkedDenmark
Daytex ModeGermany
Debenhams UK
De BijenkorfNetherlands
DeltexGermany
Designworks Clothing Company PTY Ltd Australia
Distra Germany
DK Company Denmark
DPDB GroupNetherlands
E5US
Edinburgh Woollen Mill UK
EIWOTEX GmbHGermany
El Corte InglésSpain
E Leclerc France
Entrade Manufacturing Co. LtdHong Kong
Ernstings's FamilyGermany
EspritHong Kong
Etam Groep B.V. Netherlands
Euro Shoe Group/BristolNetherlands
Face to Face GmbH & Co.KGGermany
Fashion Linq Netherlands
Fashion Team Handels GmbHAustria
Fast Retailing Japan
Fat FaceUK
Financiere D’AguesseauFrance
Fipo GroupDenmark
Florett Textil GmbH & Co. KGGermany
Forever New Australia
Fruit of the LoomUS
Full Service Handels GmbHGermany
Gebra Non Food Handelsges GmbHGermany
G.Gueldenpfennig GmbHGermany
Gina Tricot ABSweden
Glitter Gear, LLCUS
Groupe Casino France
Gruppo Coin SpAItaly
G-StarNetherlands
HAKRO GmbHGermany
Hanson Im-und Export GmbHGermany
Hawkesbay Sportswear Ltd UK UK
Hennes & Mauritz Sweden
Heli Far East Ltd Hong Kong
Helly HansenNorway
Hema Netherlands
Hemtex Sweden
Hess NaturGermany
Holland House FashionNetherlands
Horizonte Germany
Horst Krüger GmbHGermany
HunkemöllerNetherlands
Hüren OHG Professional OutfittersGermany
IC CompanysDenmark
ICA SverigeSweden
InditexSpain
Intersport ABSweden
J2 LicensingUS
Jebsen & Jessen Group Germany
JBCNetherlands
JogiloBelgium
John LewisUK
Jolo Fashion Germany
Firma Julius Hüpeden GmbHGermany
Juritex Germany
KappAhl Norway
Karstadt Germany
KiKGermany
Killtec SportGermany
Klaus Herding GmbHGermany
Kmart AustraliaAustralia
Knights ApparelUS
Lakeshirts US
Lake Side Netherlands
L.A. T SportswearUS
LC WaikikiTurkey
Licensing Essentials Pty Ltd Australia
LidlGermany
LoblawCanada
LPP Poland
Malu Belgium
MangoSpain
Marks & SpencerUK
Matalan UK
MaviTurkey
Mayoral Moda Infantil, S.A.USpain
McGregor Fashion Group BVNetherlands
Metro GroupGermany
Milords UK
MonoprixFrance
Morrisons UK
Mosgen LimitedHong Kong
MothercareUK
MS ModeNetherlands
Multiline GroupGermany
MV Sport/WeatherproofUS
N Brown GroupUK
New Agenda by PerrinUS
New Frontier GmbHGermany
New Look UK
New Wave GroupSweden
NextUK
Nu Sourcing UK
N-Tex Netherlands
Olymp Benzer GmhHGermany
O'Neill Europe BV Netherlands
Orsay GmbHGermany
Outerstuff LtdUS
Ospig Textil Logistik GmbHGermany
OTL BrandsUK
Pacific Brands Australia
Otto GroupGermany
Padma TextilesChina/Bangladesh
Perrinwear (Perrin Resort Apparel)US
PrénatalItaly
Pretty Girl Fashion Group Australia
PrimarkUK
Puma Germany
PVHUS
PWT BrandsDenmark
Rawe ModernGermany
ReimaFinland
Renaissance Sourcing LimitedUK
Rewe GroupGermany
RheinwaltGermany
River Island UK
RNB Retail and Brands Sweden
S Oliver Germany
Sainsbury’sUK
SandrydsSweden
Schmidt Group Hong Kong
Scoop NYCUS
ShoebyNetherlands
Shop Direct UK
Specialty Fashion GroupAustralia
Stadium Sweden
Steilmann Holding AG Germany
StockmannFinland
Suprema Germany
Switcher Switzerland
T Shirt InternationalUS
Takko Holding GmbH Germany
Tally Weijl Trading AGSwitzerland
Target Australia Australia
TchiboGermany
Techno Manufacturing Ltd Hong Kong
Ted Bernhardtz at Work Sweden
Teddy SpA Italy
TescoUK
TeidemNetherlands
Tex Alliance Belgium
Texman Denmark
Texsport BVNetherlands
Topgrade International Hong Kong
Topline Inc US
Top of the World US
The StingNetherlands
Transmarina Handelsgesellschaft mbHGermany
TV Mania UK LtdUK
Uhlsport GmbHGermany
Uncle Sam GmbHGermany
United Labels AGGermany
V&DNetherlands
Van der Erve NVBelgium
Van Deursen GroupNetherlands
Varner RetailNorway
Veldhoven InternationalNetherlands
Viania Germany
VinginoNetherlands
VistaprintSwitzerland
Voice Norge ASNorway
W Republic US
We EuropeNetherlands
Wibra SupermarktNetherlands
Woolworths Australia Australia
Wunsche GroupGermany
Yanis Textil Trade GmbHGermany
Y’OrganicNetherlands
Zeeman Netherlands
Zephyr HeadwearUS

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