Seminar on ‘Greening RMG as CSR in Bangladesh’ held

Fazlul Haque
বুধবার, মার্চ ২৩, ২০১৬
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RMG Times Desk Report : The High Commission of Canada in Bangladesh and Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and The seminar, held at BGMEA Apparel Club on Tuesday, focused on the ‘green’ efforts in Bangladesh’s readymade garment (RMG) sector as part of corporate social responsibility or CSR.
BGMEA-(2) (2)Participants welcomed the opportunity to exchange views on greening RMG and share their experiences.

The seminar covered four topics to take a green approach in a RMG factory.

Presentations were given on Step By Step Approach to Achieve Green Status, Green Energy and Features in Green Building, Health and Safety in RMG for Improve Performance, University Shaping up Future Graduates for Greening RMG Industry.

Siddiqur Rahman, President BGMEA highlighted the vision of the industry to export $50 billion by 2021, and opined that greening approach can help the industry to achieve the goal.

Canadian diplomat Benoit Pierre Laramee was present as special guest.

He stressed on the importance of Bangladesh garments entrepreneurs to move up the supply chain by improving productivity, developing skills, improving factory environment, adopting advanced technologies and international standards.

Laramee also mentioned Canada’s commitment to supporting the government of Bangladesh’s efforts to improve the working conditions in the readymade garments sector.

He outlined that ‘greening RMG’ could be a key for the sustainable development for the improvement of the working conditions.

Commerce Ministry Senior Secretary Hedayetullah Al Mamoon, who was chief guest at the seminar, appreciated the initiative and thanked Canada and BGMEA for organising the seminar and mentioned that the initiative would help the industry understand the need for green manufacturing process complying international standards.

BGMEA Senior Vice President Faruque Hasan concluded the seminar stressing the importance of greening approach as CSR in this industry.

Representatives from RMG sector and relevant stakeholders were also present in the seminar.

Courtesy : Bdnews24.com