BGMEA ties with Solidaridad to achieve 2030 ESG Goals together

Published : 09 Aug 2023 09:37 PM | Updated : 09 Aug 2023 09:37 PM

Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA) and Solidaridad Network Asia has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) at the BGMEA Complex in the capital's Uttara area.

The objective of this collaboration is to combine the efforts on workers wellbeing and reskilling, productivity enhancement, expedite the process of building a digital platform for sustainability reporting, and achieving ESG standards and international corporate due diligence towards reaching a sustainable and green apparel sector, said a press release.

All of these will contribute to achieving BGMEA's Sustainable Strategic Vision: 2030.

The collaborative effort will inflect on skilling and re-skilling the factory workers and mid-level managers on 4IR, green workplace and provide earnest emphasis on women empowerment by designing and implementing supervisory skill development trainings. Both organizations will promote the adoption of improved energy efficiency business model through developing and disseminating position paper and through developing required capacity of BGMEA member factories via consultation process.

Under this partnership, BGMEA and Solidaridad will implement knowledge and capacities on implementing EU due diligence, particularly, Dutch and French derivatives on due diligence.

Solidaridad will support BGMEA in creating a digital data platform to obtain meaningful and reliable data from the BGMEA member factories on the ESG issues to ensure more transparent and real time reporting.

The partnership will work together to prepare the Sustainability Report of BGMEA enlisted factories in an updated platform for wider reach and circulation.

Shahidullah Azim, vice president of BGMEA and Selim Reza Hasan, the country manager of Solidaridad Network Asia, signed the MoU at the BGMEA Complex in presence of the directors and officials of both BGMEA and Solidaridad.

At the signing ceremony, Selim Reza Hasan, country manager of Solidaridad Bangladesh mentioned that "The partnership between BGMEA and Solidaridad will make a significant stride for improving the sustainability norms and practices towards making the Bangladesh appeal industry more sustainable and inclusive.