BGMEA publishes its first Sustainability Report
05 March 2021: In the global business landscape, sustainability and business are strongly intertwined. So, the Bangladesh Garments Manufacturer and Exporter Association (BGMEA) has published the second edition of its Sustainability Report from an association level. BGMEA took the initiative to report its sustainability performances through the lens of the Global Reporting Initiative’s (GRI) sustainability reporting framework. Globally, this reporting structure is validated and acclaimed by all the stakeholders and adopted by major businesses.
The ready-made garments (RMG) industry of Bangladesh has faced numerous challenges since its inception. Besides workplace safety, the RMG industry of Bangladesh has been proactively contributing to sustainability. The impact of our RMG industry is not just confined just stitching garments but it extends to a socio-economic strata. The RMG industry of Bangladesh, with regard to sustainability, is committed to maintain a strong foothold in line with the global apparel brands.
Many of BGMEA members already have sustainability reporting practices. Therefore, sharing a collaborative story on sustainability should help the industry body author the narrative of the industry’s stride and accomplishment, which will, hopefully, break the usual perception of the stakeholders and society at large.