BKMEA’s Social Compliance project with GIZ, Germany.
Working on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and other bilateral donors, including the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID), the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) and the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC), GIZ has focused on the following priority areas in Bangladesh since 2014:
- Renewable energies and energy efficiency
- Good governance, rule of law and human rights
- Adaptation to climate change in urban areas.
The clothing industry in Bangladesh is growing rapidly. Bangladesh is already the second largest producer of textiles after China. This business accounts for 80 per cent of the country’s exports and provides work for 4.1 million people, most of them women.Since 2005 GIZ has been supporting over 2,000 businesses with a total of 1.5 million employees, on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and the European Union. In the past four years, 650 textile factories markedly improved their social and environmental standards, and 230 factories were certified for at least one international labor standard. BKMEA is working closely with GIZ in shaping compliance norms across the industry. BKMEA and GIZ working relation had started from 2007.With BKMEA, GIZ has worked in following areas in partnership;
||1. renewable energies and energy efficiency
2. good governance, rule of law and human rights
3. Adaptation to climate change in urban areas.