More than 180 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 last year. 

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 additions include Euro Shoe Group/Bristol and Takko Holding GmbH. 

Company Global headquarters
A&M Holmberg Oy Finland
Abercrombie & Fitch US
Adidas Group Germany
Aldi Germany
Antigua Group Inc US
American Eagle Outfitters US
Arcadia Group UK
Auchan France
AX Stores Sweden
Baumhueter International Germany
Belotex Germany
Benetton Italy
Bestseller Denmark
Bonmarche UK
Brands Fashion Germany
C&A Germany
Camaieu France
Carrefour France
Charles Vögele Switzerland
Chicca Germany
Chicco Italy
Colombus Textilvertrieb GmbH Germany
Comtex Sri Lanka
Coolcat Netherlands
Coop Danmark Denmark
Cotton On Australia
Cronytex Sourcing Belgium
Danielle Group Plc UK
Dansk Supermarked Denmark
Daytex Mode Germany
Debenhams UK
De Bijenkorf Netherlands
Deltex Germany
Distra Germany
DK Company Denmark
Edinburgh Woollen Mill UK
EIWOTEX GmbH Germany
El Corte Inglés Spain
E Leclerc France
Entrade Manufacturing Co. Ltd Hong Kong
Ernstings's Family Germany
Esprit Hong Kong
Etam Groep B.V. Netherlands
Euro Shoe Group/Bristol Netherlands
Face to Face GmbH & Co.KG Germany
Fashion Linq Netherlands
Fashion Team Handels GmbH Austria
Fast Retailing Japan
Fat Face UK
Financiere D’Aguesseau France
Fipo Group Denmark
Florett Textil GmbH & Co. KG Germany
Forever New Australia
Fruit of the Loom US
Full Service Handels GmbH Germany
Gebra Non Food Handelsges GmbH Germany
G.Gueldenpfennig GmbH Germany
Gina Tricot AB Sweden
Groupe Casino France
Gruppo Coin SpA Italy
G-Star Netherlands
Hanson Im-und Export GmbH Germany
Hennes & Mauritz Sweden
Heli Far East Ltd Hong Kong
Helly Hansen Norway
Hema Netherlands
Hemtex Sweden
Hess Natur Germany
Holland House Fashion Netherlands
Horizonte Germany
Horst Krüger GmbH Germany
Hüren OHG Professional Outfitters Germany
IC Companys Denmark
ICA Sverige Sweden
Inditex Spain
Intersport AB Sweden
J2 Licensing US
JBC Netherlands
Jogilo Belgium
John Lewis UK
Jolo Fashion Germany
Firma Julius Hüpeden GmbH Germany
Juritex Germany
KappAhl Norway
Karstadt Germany
KiK Germany
Killtec Sport Germany
Klaus Herding GmbH Germany
Kmart Australia Australia
Knights Apparel US
Lakeshirts US
L.A. T Sportswear US
LC Waikiki Turkey
Lidl Germany
Loblaw Canada
LPP Poland
Malu Belgium
Mango Spain
Marks & Spencer UK
Matalan UK
Mavi Turkey
Mayoral Moda Infantil, S.A.U Spain
Metro Group Germany
Milords UK
Morrisons UK
Mosgen Limited Hong Kong
Mothercare UK
MS Mode Netherlands
Multiline Group Germany
MV Sport/Weatherproof US
N Brown Group UK
New Agenda by Perrin US
New Frontier GmbH Germany
New Look UK
New Wave Group Sweden
Next UK
N-Tex Netherlands
Olymp Benzer GmhH Germany
O'Neill Europe BV Netherlands
Orsay GmbH Germany
Outerstuff Ltd US
Ospig Textil Logistik GmbH Germany
OTL Brands UK
Pacific Brands Australia
Otto Group Germany
Padma Textiles China/Bangladesh
Perrinwear (Perrin Resort Apparel) US
Prénatal Italy
Pretty Girl Fashion Group Australia
Primark UK
Puma Germany
Rawe Modern Germany
Reima Finland
Rheinwalt Germany
Rewe Group Germany
River Island UK
RNB Retail and Brands Sweden
S Oliver Germany
Sainsbury’s UK
Sandryds Sweden
Schmidt Group Hong Kong
Scoop NYC US
Shop Direct UK
Specialty Fashion Group Australia
Stadium Sweden
Steilmann Holding AG Germany
Stockmann Finland
Suprema Germany
Switcher Switzerland
T Shirt International US
Takko Holding GmbH Germany
Tally Weijl Trading AG Switzerland
Target Australia Australia
Tchibo Germany
Tesco UK
Teidem Netherlands
Tex Alliance Belgium
Texman Denmark
Texsport BV Netherlands
Topgrade International Hong Kong
Topline Inc US
Top of the World US
The Sting Netherlands
Uncle Sam GmbH Germany
V&D Netherlands
Van der Erve NV Belgium
Varner Retail Norway
Veldhoven International Netherlands
Viania Germany
Vingino Netherlands
Vistaprint Switzerland
Voice Norge AS Norway
We Europe Netherlands
Wibra Supermarkt Netherlands
Woolworths Australia Australia
Wunsche Group Germany
Y’Organic Netherlands
Zeeman Netherlands
Zephyr Headwear US

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