Home / Knowledge / News / Apparel/Garments / BGMEA signs deal with Impactt for enhancing productivity
BGMEA signs deal with Impactt for enhancing productivity
07
Feb '14
The Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA) has signed an agreement with ethical trading consultancy Impactt to improve productivity in the country's garment factories, Bangladesh National News Agency BSS reported.
 
As per the agreement, BGMEA and Impactt would support roll out of a program titled Benefits for Business and Workers (BBW) to 200 garment factories in Dhaka and Chittagong regions by December 2015. For the purpose, Impactt would enhance capacity of BGMEA’s Productivity Improvement Cell.
 
At the agreement signing ceremony, BGMEA president M Atiqul Islam said no apparel producing country can sustain in the long-run without enhancing skills of the workers and improving productivity at clothing units.
 
He said that improving productivity is a necessity in the present era of globalization, and added that garment factories must enhance productivity, along with ensuring fire safety.
 
Impactt chairman Rosey Hurst said the collaboration with BGMEA is significant, as it would enable the Bangladesh garment industry to become more competitive, providing better jobs to its workers.
 
Impactt enables organisations to improve working conditions and livelihoods across global supply chains in a way that brings clear business benefits to both ends of the chain. The consultancy specialises in ethical trade, human rights, labour standards and international development.
 
 Impactt works with a wide range of stakeholders, from large retailers and government bodies to factory workers and local communities. It has offices in the UK, China, Bangladesh and India, and also has a network of Impactt associates across Cambodia, Ethiopia, India, Kenya, Malaysia, Poland, Romania, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Turkey, Thailand, Vietnam and elsewhere.
 
In 2011-13, BBW was implemented in 41 garment factories of Bangladesh employing 80,526 workers, of which 57 percent were women.
 
BGMEA is one of the largest trade associations in Bangladesh, representing the readymade garment industry, particularly the woven garments, knitwear and sweater sub-sectors with equal importance.
 

Fibre2fashion News Desk - India

Must ReadView All

Courtesy: Aptos

Information Technology | On 25th Feb 2017

Tailored Brands selects Aptos sales audit solution

Aptos, Inc., a market leader in retail technology solutions, has...

Information Technology | On 25th Feb 2017

One Jeanswear Group deploys Centric PLM suite

Centric Software, the leading PLM solution for fashion, retail,...

Courtesy: Applied DNA Sciences

Apparel/Garments | On 24th Feb 2017

SigNatureT DNA can help prevent apparel counterfeiting

SigNatureT DNA is forensic molecular tag by Applied DNA Sciences...

Interviews View All

Kamlesh Vaghela
RK Textiles

Very few machinery manufacturers have R&D units

Jim Desai
Blaiva Fabricaa

Fashion industry likely to remain labour-intensive in coming years

Shawn Honeycutt
Bolger & O'Hearn

‘The Indian market is interesting and rather persistent in seeking new...

Urs Stalder
Sanitized AG

Urs Stalder, CEO, Sanitized AG, talks about the increasing use of hygiene...

Eric Scholler
Groz-Beckert

The Indian market has huge potential in technical textiles, and by far,...

Lynda Kelly
Suominen Corporation

Suominen Corporation is a manufacturer of nonwovens as roll goods for...

Prathyusha Garimella
Prathyusha Garimella

Hyderabad-based designer Prathyusha Garimella is known for blending...

Karan Arora
Karan Arora

Bridal couture created with rich Indian heritage, exquisite craftsmanship...

Silvia Venturini Fendi
Fendi s.r.l

"Yes, my confidence and positive attitude are my strengths and should be...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH
February 2017

February 2017

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.

SUBSCRIBE


Browse Our Archives

GO


eNEWS
Insights
Subscribe today and get the latest News update in your mail box.
Advanced Search