Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety

The Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety (Alliance) was a five-year program that aimed to improve safety in Bangladeshi ready-made garment (RMG) factories that ended on December 31, 2018. The aim of the Alliance was to improve worker safety by upgrading factories, educating workers and management, empowering workers, and building institutions to enforce and maintain safe working conditions throughout Bangladesh.

The Alliance conducted factory safety assessments in all ready-made garment (RMG) factories producing for its members in Bangladesh. The factory’s desktop evidence submissions were verified during onsite factory visits, conducted by both the Alliance team and third-party engineering firms.

The Alliance remediation program aimed to improve structural integrity, electrical and fire safety by guiding factories through the Corrective Action Plan (CAP) process. The Alliance has posted inspection reports and CAPs along with factory statuses updated till December 31, 2018.

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# and type of entity895 Factories
Region Bangladesh
FrequencyPreviously Monthly (no longer active)
# of metrics disclosed6
# of data points gathered per entity100
Year of first public disclosure2013
Data collection method Primary field research
Data verification methodOn-Site 3rd Party Verification | Desk-Based 3rd Party Verification (entity-submitted docs)
Themes evaluated Building and fire safety, Electrical safety, Occupational health and safety, Worker empowerment and training
Vehicle for disclosureWebpage
Cost to accessFree
Intended users of the DisclosureFactories and/or suppliers, Brands and retailers, Unions, Consumers, NGOs and civil society