RMG industry is the most vital sectors of Bangladesh national economy. Major foreign currency earnings come from this sector and it is mentionable that 2 million workers are working in this sector of which almost 80% workers are female and 20% is male. Due to this industry number of backward linkage sector, Bank, Insurance and others business related industries established in our country. But this sector is now faced with a challenging situation due to open market; withdraw of quota system, Generalized System of Preference (GSP) and MFA-phase out, etc.
Since, 2005 the Quota free system started in the RMG industry and at the same time international buyers are pressurizing on the issue of Compliance. Before placing the orders at the factory buyers are auditing the factories to assess the labour standards and meeting whether or not they are-employment conditions, working conditions, occupational safety and health, industrial relation and management systems exactly to the words.
The main problem is that the people those are working in the compliance, administration even human resource division/section have little or no adequate/required knowledge and understanding to handle the compliance issues. Regarding the situation bdjobs.com has taken initiatives to enhance the knowledge and to develop the Compliance potentials of factory by different techniques and methods in different industry level.
Objectives of the Training:
1. Concept of Compliance
- To build capacity for Social Compliance Auditor, Officer, Administration and HR Officers and Executives, etc.
- To create job opportunities in international buyers offices and garment industry.
- To disseminate experiences these gained to other exporting industry or any business or commercial organizations.
- To build capacity of the factories on matter related to compliance.
Workshop topics to be covered:
2. Emergence of Compliance
3. Types of Compliance
Social Compliance: Working conditions, Employment conditions, OSH, Welfare facilities Industrial relations, ILO Conventions, Child labour, Forced labour, Discrimination, Building Code, Environmental Management System (EMS), Industrial Relations, Human Resources Management, etc.
Technical Compliance: Work ergonomics, work organization, 5S, Material storage and handling, House Keeping, Product Integrity, etc.
Country of Origin/Illegal Trans-shipment: Listed by the USA illegal trans-shipment, convicted/determined by local government, Country of origin, Principal of operation, Falsification of documents.
C-TPAT: Container security, Physical Access Controls, Personnel Security, Procedural Security, Security Training and Threat Awareness, Physical Security, Information Technology Security, Drug Interdiction
4. European Vs USA Buyers Requirements
5. Responsibilities of Compliance Department
6. Benefit of Compliance