Is it getting better?

Is it getting better? 
A Closer Look into textile and ready-made garment Production in Bangladesh 

CSR professionals in companies, NGOs, trade unions, organisations, civil servants, and development aid professionals are invited to participate in a high-level conference about textile and ready-made garment (RMG) production in Bangladesh.

More than 3 years ago, 1.138 garment and textile workers were killed in the Rana Plaza factory collapse and the Tazreen fire in Bangladesh. Massive media- and political attention followed as well as business awareness of the severity of the Bangla conditions in the RMG sector. Hereafter, numerous projects were launched with financial support from various governmental institutions, to improve the factory conditions and labour rights. Now, three years on, it is time to ask ourselves- is it getting better? Have the efforts been fruitful in the short term, and can we expect to see long-term sustainable improvements concerning labour conditions in Bangladesh?

Join JETI (DIEH, ETI UK, and IEH Norway), 3F and Confederation of Danish Enterprise to gain insight into lessons learned in a Danida funded collaboration on social dialogue, and to participate in a knowledge exchange with experienced professionals that work in the textile sector.

We look forward to seeing you.

DIEH, 3F and Confederation of Danish Enterprise


10:00 – 10:15:  Welcome by Mette Boye, Director at DIEH 

10:15 – 11:00:  Lessons learned from JETI, 3F and Danish Chamber of Commerce’s project on social dialogue in Bangladesh by Jamil Ansar programme manager, JETI project, Bangladesh and Debbie Coulter, Program Manager, ETI UK.

11:00 – 12:00:  Lessons learned seen from 3F, Jesper Nielsen and Bestseller v. Maria Kim Lassen.

12:00 – 12:40:  Lunch & networking

12:40 – 14:00:  Brief presentations and panel discussion from other initiatives and project holders:

  • IDH – Sustainable Trade Initiative, Sibbe Krol: IDH experiences on: Productivity and sustainability and systemic changes in garment sector, Asia. 
  • The Accord, Joris Oldenziel 
  • Aalborg University; “Health, Safety and Productivity in garment in Bangladesh” by professor Peter Hasle.
  • Danish Fashion and textiles: Step Up, Pia Odgaard (tbc)

14:00 – 15:00: Discussion, knowledge sharing, and next steps

Practical information

Date : October 10 2016

Time: 10:00 – 15:00

Venue: DIEH Hub, Overgaden Oven Vandet 10, 1415 Copenhagen C

Register: Register here before October, 7.

DIEH Overgaden Oven Vandet 10
Danish Ethical Trading Initiative DK-1415 Copenhagen C