Stefan Liller, Resident Representative, UNDP Bangladesh, met with Faruque Hassan, President of Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA) at the latter's office in the capital's Uttara area on Thursday (Sep 14). Sarder M Asaduzzaman, Assistant Resident Representative, and Debashis Roy, Private Sector Partnership Specialist, were also present on the occasion. During the meeting, they discussed potential collaboration between UNDP and BGMEA in promoting sustainability, skills development and workers' wellbeing in the readymade garment industry of Bangladesh, said a press release.
Their discussions also included the issue of SDG reporting by garment factories.
The BGMEA President highlighted the commitment of the RMG industry to pursuing growth in a sustainable manner in line with the Strategic Sustainability Vision 2030 announced by BGMEA. He also shed light on the ongoing efforts of the industry in embracing the circular economy to make the industry more sustainable.
The BGMEA President expressed the hope that UNDP would continue supporting the industry in achieving its sustainability goals while maintaining its competitive edge.