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Social Responsibility Asia Bangladesh part of “1st National Compliance Carnival”

Posted: Tuesday 1 May 18, 1.44pm GMT

The carnival was jointly organized by Institute of Compliance Professionals (ICP) and RMG Times with SR Asia Bangladesh on the 20th April 2018 at International Convention Center, Bashundhara.

Around 1500 compliance professionals from different sectors, Buyers, Academia, Embassies and Government representatives participated in the carnival. The main theme of the carnival was “Let’s Think Business Ethically”. The carnival was inaugurated by Mr. Hasanul Haq Inu MP, Minister of Information, Govt. of the People‚Äôs Republic of Bangladesh and the event was graced by Mr. Michael Schultheiss, Deputy Head of Mission and Head of the Economics Section, German Embassy Dhaka, Dr. Annie Vestjens, First Secretary SRHR and Gender, Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, Mr. Atiqul Islam, Former President, BGMEA and Mr. Mohammad Hatem, 1st Vice President Export Association of Bangladesh.

Work environment is the first determinant of a company success. A healthy, positive, collaborative, creative work environment is important because it builds positive employee relations, reduce employee turnover rates and labor unrest, enhances worker productivity, increases customer interest, create valuable reputation for the company. Improving the conditions of industries in Bangladesh is a controversial conversation globally but few understand the real costs for compliance there.

Working conditions compliance has been a burning issue in Bangladesh, so to make compliance practice ethical at all levels, communication and collaboration with all stakeholders needs improving and compliance needs promoting, creating opportunities, optimizing the compliance mapping, awareness and building trust. Encouraging the sharing of ideas is a central way of collecting feedback, allowing discussions to take place in an open environment, share knowledge out to the people who need it, when they need it.

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