First ever ‘National Compliance Carnival’ in Bangladesh

RMG Times
বুধবার, জানুয়ারি ৩১, ২০১৮
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Staff Correspondent: ‘1st National Compliance Carnival-2018′ is being organized for the first time in Bangladesh with compliance professionals and human resource professionals working in different industries including Bangladesh’s ready-made garment industry. Carnival will be held at International Convention Center Bashundhara (ICCB) on April 20, 2018 focusing on the theme ‘Let’s Think Business Ethically’.

Institue of Compliance Professionals (ICP), organizer of the carnival, announced the details of the carnival in a press conference at the VIP lounge of the National Press Club on Wednesday.

Shaila Ashraf, spokesman of ICP and convener of the carnival organizing committee, Mr. Abdul Alim, Editor and Publisher of RMG Times, co-organizing partner of the carnival, Mr. Lutful Kabir, Senior CSR consultant, Sumaya Rashid, Country Director-SR Asia and other top management from the co-organizing partners were present in the press conference.

The convener of the carnival organizing committee Shaila Ashraf informed, “Our RMG export journey started with worth $12000 only, but now we are the second highest apparel exporting country in the world. Our current clothing exports exceeded $ 26 billion by dreaming 50 billion by 2021. In spite of moving slowly, many more products are being exported including leather, leather goods, ceramics and medicines. This export earning is helping Bangladesh stand up self-importantly. At the same time, it encourages us to dream of becoming a developed nation by 2041”.

“For ensuring compliance in all sectors and producing timely quality products we need to walk hand on hand for the growing progress of all export-oriented industries, including country’s garment industry. To sustain our development, we need to ensure justice, safe and healthy work-environment for labor and workers. Thousands of employees and workers are working to make Bangladesh’s export-oriented industrial sector sustainable in conformity with national and international laws and principles” she added.


She also said, “Though the compliance and human resource department of every organization are playing responsible role to operate factory in good order, there is no adequate system to develop these professionals or to provide regular training for their skill development. For the sake of this deficit and complement the national interest, “Institute of Compliance Professionals (ICP)”is instigated as a brainchild of some dreamers and patriots. To make this Institute as a strong institution, initiative has been taken to organize “1st National Compliance Carnival 2018”, the biggest festival of this time with compliance professionals”.

She further stated, “Determining the role of compliance professionals for achieving $ 50 billion in the apparel export by 2021 and increasing awareness on achieving Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) including women empowerment, tackling the challenges of tomorrow through the exchange of experience of policy-makers, business and compliance professionals the National Compliance Carnival is being organized by ICP to create a strong platform by bridging a gap among compliance professionals. If the planned arrangements are completed, the shroud of making skilled and meritorious professionals in our country will be unveiled which will assist in achieving well-aimed goals by reducing the dependency on foreign experts in the domestic industry”.

Organizers said that anybody from any sector working in human resource, compliance and CSR department can participate in the carnival. To register one will have to log in www.compliancecarnival.rmgtimes.com and the deadline of registration is 15th of March 2018.

The co-organizing partners of this carnival are Denim Expert Limited, one of Bangladesh’s top ready-made garment exporter industries, Global Sustainable Certification Services (GSCS), a leading certification and inspection service providing company of Bangladesh and Social Responsibility Asia (SR Asia), an international private research company.