Why a Landmark Agreement to Protect Garment Workers Risks Falling Apart
After the Rana Plaza disaster, hundreds of brands signed the Bangladesh Accord, a highly effective binding commitment on safety many labour groups had hoped could serve as a template elsewhere. With the Accord due to expire next week, its legacy hangs in the balance.
Big brands like H&M Group, Inditex and Nike are turning to biomass like wood pellets and agricultural waste in a bid to get the world’s dirtiest fossil fuel out of energy-intensive manufacturing processes. Climate groups say it’s not any better.
With global temperatures reaching new highs and time running out for brands to deliver on their environmental commitments, here’s what fashion leaders need to know ahead of the start of the UN’s annual climate summit in Dubai Thursday.