Fast Retailing has signed the Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh. The accord was initiated by IndustriALL Global Union and the UNI Global Union. The company commits itself to safeguard garment workers in Bangladesh against building collapse and fire, and using funds from its signatories, plans to survey all manufacturing facilities for related risks within the next two years and subsequently implement required reforms to improve working conditions.

Fast Retailing produces clothes for its brands Uniqlo, Theory, Comptoir des Cotonniers, Princesse Tam Tam, GU and J Brand. Prior to signing the accord, which was a result of the tragic collapse of the Rana Plaza manufacturing facility in Savar near Dhaka in April 2013, Fast Retailing conducted a review, with an independent third party, of its own manufacturing facilities. Full results on the facilities run by its partners are expected by November 2013.