BGMEA to work with Primark on sustainability ambition

Published : 07 Nov 2021 09:37 PM | Updated : 08 Nov 2021 03:31 PM

The Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA) President and Vice President met with Primark and its Associated British Foods (ABF) parent’s leaders to discuss Primark’s new wide-reaching sustainability strategy.

BGMEA President Faruque Hassan, Vice President Miran Ali, Directors Asif Ashraf and Abdullah Hil Rakib met with Paul Lister, Director of Legal Services and Company Secretary ABF, Paul Marchant, CEO Primark, Lynne Walker, Director Primark Cares and Juan Chaparro, Group Director Supply Chain, Sourcing and Quality in London to discuss Primark’s new sustainability strategy Primark Cares, and BGMEA’s support for its sustainability ambitions, said a press release.   

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The BGMEA expressed its support for the objectives that Primark has set out to change the ways its clothes are made, halve its carbon emissions across its wider supply chain and improve the lives of the workers in the supply chain.

Bangladesh is Primark’s second largest sourcing market and home to many of Primark’s strategic suppliers and their factories.

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