Tag Archives: Sustainability Compact

EU parliament plenary vote on Bangladesh Sustainability compact on June 14

Members in plenary of European Parliament will adopt a Resolution tabled by INTA on “The State-of-Play of the implementation of the Sustainability Compact in Bangladesh” on June 14, according to the European Parliament website. Sustainability Compact is an EU-driven initiative to strengthen labor rights and safety at work in the ready-made garment sector of Bangladesh. Stakeholders, including the Commission, the ...

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EU calls on Bangladesh government to show progress on labor rights


Bangladesh must improve labor rights to avoid temporarily losing the generalized system of preferences (GSP) benefit, the European Union said in a letter to Bangladesh government. Generalized system of preferences (GSP) benefit allows Bangladesh duty-free export to the 28-nation economic bloc. The letter was sent to Bangladesh government on May 31, just after the third review of meeting of sustainability ...

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6 things you should know about Sustainability Compact 3rd follow-up meeting

Sustainability Compact 3rd follow up meeting

On May 18, 2017, the Partners of the Sustainability Compact – the Government of Bangladesh (GoB), the European Union (EU), the United States of America (USA), Canada, and the International Labour Organisation (ILO) – met for the third follow-up meeting. Sustainability Compact on Readymade Garment and Knitwear Industry in Bangladesh was formed by Bangladesh and European Union after Rana Plaza ...

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Private initiatives encouraged for safer RMG factories

Safe RMG factories

Published in NTV online on 20, May 2017 The partners of the Sustainability Compact have encouraged private initiatives to remain engaged with the government and renew their commitments to work for safer RMG factories in Bangladesh during the coming years. Recognising the critical role that the RMG sector plays in the country’s development, they expressed their continued commitment to the ...

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Dhaka presses for fair prices

Published in the Independent on 19, May 2017 Bangladesh has pressed for better prices for its readymade garment products for further improvement of the situation with regards to the rights of workers and their safety at workplaces. “When you talk about improvement, you also keep in mind the issue of the fair pricing,” Commerce Minister Tofail Ahmed said at the ...

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Free union practices for RMG workers stressed

Free union

Published in the New Age on May 19, 2017 Sustainability Compact partners on Thursday underscored the need for adequate protection against the anti-union activities as union is the key element to ensure the freedom of association in the readymade garment sector in Bangladesh. In the third review meeting of Sustainability Compact on Readymade Garment and Knitwear Industry in Bangladesh held ...

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