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H&M: new fire safety requirements in Bangladesh transform the entire Bangladeshi textile industry

The transformation of fire safety in the Bangladeshi textile industry continues.

STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN, 2016-Apr-25 — /EPR Retail News/ — For H&M, it is of outmost importance that all factories producing for us are safe. All our suppliers must follow our mandatory fire safety requirements and we welcome even stricter regulations. The new additional requirements from the Accord on Fire and Building Safety, transforming the entire Bangladeshi textile industry, are gradually implemented at more factories. For example, H&M’s suppliers have now reported that all locking features as well as all collapsible, sliding or rolling shutter doors have been removed at all factories. The work is a complement to the mandatory H&M requirements such as having emergency exits, emergency lights, fire alarms, fire extinguishers, evacuation plans and regular evacuation drills.

Detailed information on progress can be found either on the Accord web site or at the H&M web site.

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