The RMG industry is the most vital sectors of Bangladesh national economy. Major foreign currency earnings comes 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. Bangladesh garment sector now passing a very crucial time due to Codes of Conduct problem massively. Though number of factories have a very few COC activities but which not covering fully according to local law to ensure the garment workers basic rights. Due to COC problem off and on we hard that factories orders are canceling by the oversees buyers. So, COC set up is the prime issue to save the garment factories now.
Since, 2005 the Quota free system started in the RMG industry and at the same time international buyers are pressurizing on the issue of Codes Conduct 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 standard Codes of Conduct Compliance potentials of factory by different techniques and methods in different industry level.
Objectives of the Training
Concept of CoC
1. To establish unique COC for the garment factories
2. To handle the COC crisis at the factory level smoothly
3. To build capacity for Social Compliance Auditor, Officer, Administration and HR Officers and Executives, etc.
4. To create job opportunities in international buyers offices and garment industry.
5. To disseminate experiences these gained to other exporting industry or any business or commercial organizations.
6. To build capacity of the factories on matter related to COC.
Workshop topics to be covered:
Emergence of CoC
Types of CoC
Contents of CoC: Child Labor, Force Labor, Discrimination, Working Condition, Health and Safety, Environment
Certified organization’s CoC: BSCI, WRAP, SAI, ETI
Branded Buyers COC: GAP In, Reebok Group, NIKE, H & M etc.
ILO Convention on COC
Group Exercise and presentation
Documentation of COC
Monitoring & Reporting of CoC
Benefit of CoC Setup