By joining this initiative, BGMEA
pledges to support implementation of the principles enshrined in the Fashion Industry Charter for Climate Action, in line with the goals established by the Paris Agreement of 2015.
The Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA
) has planned to establish a Readymade Garments (RMG) Sustainability Council (RSC) to ensure a complete and independent national compliance monitoring system in Bangladesh.
The Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility (ICCR), based in New York, sent a letter to BGMEA
president Siddiqur Rahman this week, seeking his support so that the Accord can operate until the Remediation Coordination Council (RCC) takes over the charge of inspection and remediation of garment factories.
Rahman said the BGMEA
had an arbitration unit headed by a judge where any disputes or grievances could be resolved in the presence of all concerned parties.
They don't want their factories are closed," said Munshi, also a former president of the BGMEA
Kajoli received about BDT 9500 (Approximately $115 USD) from BGMEA
and BDT 45000 (Approximately $544 USD) from the government fund for the Rana Plaza victims.
A landmark outcome of social dialogue was the signing of Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on June 2006 among the government, the BGMEA
, and leaders of the workers which later became the foundation of labor law.
With Saima Wazed Hossein Putul, daughter of Bangladesh's Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and the Chairperson of the National Advisory Committee on Autism and NDDs, as the chief guest, the seminar ultimately became a platform for the BGMEA
to formally announce its initiative to hire workers with autism "in the soonest possible time," marking their first ever such venture in the area of developmental opportunities for the disabled.
In order to attract the International Labour Organization (ILO), the UN's labor standards body, to start its Better Work program in Bangladesh, the government (and the powerful Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association, the BGMEA
) agreed to some changes in labor law.
Dewan Ali Ashraf, director of the state minister's office, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Bangladesh, Shahid-e-Manzur Masum, chairman of the standing committee on Freight and Forward Affairs, Bangladesh Garments Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA
) also visited the school with the minister.
Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA
) may get involved in this sector if they are given the opportunity."
In addition, the Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA
), Bangladesh's largest export-oriented trade body, has stepped up both its safety trainings for garment factory workers and the frequency of permitting inspections for the factories themselves.