Government Policy

BGMEA, Amfori intend to collaborate to pursue sustainability in RMG sector

A delegation of BGMEA headed by President Faruque Hassan met with President of Amfori Linda Kromjong and Senior Legal Advisor – Trade and Customs Stuart Newman in Brussels on Tuesday.

This is for the first time any delegation from BGMEA visited the Amfori headquarters and held a high-level meeting with the leadership of Amfori which represents over 2,400 retailers, importers, brands and associations from more than 40 countries, said a media release.

BGMEA Vice President Miran Ali and Directors Asif Ashraf, Tanvir Ahmed and Abdullah Hil Rakib were present at the meeting.

They discussed possible areas of collaboration between BGMEA and Amfori to enable the RMG industry of Bangladesh to pursue more excellence in social and environmental sustainability.

The discussions covered a range of issues related to the textile and apparel industry, its challenges and opportunities.

They highlighted the success stories of the industry, especially its world-class standards in workplace safety and transparency.

The BGMEA leaders requested the Amfori’s support in its working with the European Commission with regard to the Everything But Arms facility for Bangladesh.

They also urged Amfori to promote Bangladesh as a safe and sustainable apparel-sourcing destination among its members.

Source: United News of Bangladesh