Accord has cut ties with Super knitting & Dying Mills and all factories which are part of Supertex Group, that supply to US retailers Sears and Macy’s. Super Knitting was a signatory of the European retailer-based Bangladesh Accord for Fire and Building Safety and it failed to adhere to the outlined safety requirements. The decision will be remain effective for 18 months during which time the factories will be illegible for to re-qualify.
Super knitting & Dying Mills was inspected by the Accord for structural, fire and electrical safety in April 2014. After many attempts by the Accord staff the factory failed to make adequate progress in CAP implementation. Another company to have its business terminated, as a part of a raft of terminations in August, is SB Knitex. The company was inspected by the Accord for structural safety in June 2016 and for fire and electrical safety in November 2016. After many attempts by the Accord staff the factory failed to submit a Corrective Action Plan.