Constraints for Bangladeshi RMG Factories to be Compliant
Abdullah Al Mamun
Abdullah Al Mamun, Department of Textile Engineering, Daffodil International University, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
Manuscript received on January 01, 2016. | Revised Manuscript received on January 09, 2016. | Manuscript published on January 15, 2016. | PP: 13-19 | Volume-4 Issue-2, January 2016. | Retrieval Number: B0957014216/2016©BEIESP
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Abstract: Now-a-days, readymade garment (RMG) sector is considered as the backbone of the country because of its extended economic growth in the last couple of decades. Among many other challenges, compliance issue of RMG factories is the key requirement for most of the reputed global garments buyers. Compliance ensures all social and environmental standards set up by different organizations. Out of five thousands RMG industries in Bangladesh, some are quite small and their investment capabilities on compliance are not same while compared with large factories. This paper is based on descriptive and inferential research of the compliance procedure of small, medium and large RMG industries. Five point scale system is used in this investigation to do rating of three factories based on nine different issues of compliance. The study shows highest rating in case of large industries among three industries and indicates that the performance on compliance of large factory is comparatively better than that of the medium and small ones. This research work also identified the constraints of the compliance procedure of different RMG factories and suggests the improvement procedure of the factories. The study finally suggests that for the sustainable development of this sector in future, factory owners must need to concentrate on the working environment of the factory, health, safety and security, social issues, labor relations and other areas of compliance and there are also scopes for development of RMG sector in Bangladesh.
Keywords: BNW, Compliance, COC, RMG, WPC.