“It’s important that companies act with due diligence regarding their corporate responsibility.Due diligence implies more than just an assessment of risks for the company. Now it’s important for the Brands producing in the third world to carry out their CSR-programs not for just an “eye wash”. Due diligence demands companies to see to it that future violations of human rights are prevented and that adverse impacts are mitigated. Now it is the time for the Brands to truly focus on their responsibilities to defend and improve the rights for all people working in the global garment industry.”
Shama, completed her M.S.S on Sociology from University of Dhaka, Bangladesh in the year 2010. She has been working on Environment Friendly Livable Cities and healthy living programs and as a Social Compliance Auditor in Bangladesh since 2005.
“Bangladesh’s garment industry is characterized by fast production relying on cheap labor and low production costs that regularly churns out poverty wages, exhausting working hours, and abusive working conditions. That gradually rob workers of their health and vitality, and sometimes produces dramatic deadly events like fires and building collapses. Many workplaces fail to adhere to the most basic standards of health and safety. This project is launched to raise awareness about the social and environmental impact on the third world caused by the global garment and fashion industry.”