Social Compliance

Rated as one of the most compliant factories in Southeast Asia, Dressmen factories are fully compliant and conform to ILO, Bangladesh Labor Laws and individual buyers compliance requirements. In 2009, Dressmen Limited our flagship unit collaborated in a joint venture program with Marks & Spencer Plc (United Kingdom) to provide our workers a "Living Wage". To support this program along with our in house expertise, a training program was set up with Bangladesh Institute of Management (BIM), GTZ (German Technical Collaboration) and GSD of UK (General Sewing Data). Training was imparted in Human Resources Management, Social Compliance, Health & Safety and Industrial Engineering. The collaboration was a massive success and was first presented in September 2009 to all the retailers operating out of Bangladesh by Ms. Fiona Sadler, Ethical Trading Manager. Mr. KrishanHundal, General Manager Technology (Marks & Spencer Plc) presented the program to NGOs, press and other stakeholders in January 2010 at the University of London. Mr. Fahim H. Abdullah (Director Operations Dressmen) also spoke on the occasion as special guest and addressed all questions in this regard in this conference. Success of the program has no been rolled out to all Marks & Spencer factories in Bangladesh.
Dressmen works very closely with the Ethical Trading Initiative (ETI) of the United Kingdom and on various occasions provides various types of consultancy and support.
In the North American market Dressmen also works very closely with retailers such as SEARS and LEVI on compliance issues and in collaboration a lot of compliance standards are set from practical experiences.
Social compliance is a very big important component of our organization and we are convinced that every individual has the basic right to dignity, food, housing, and health care. We are extremely proud of the fact that our organization has a very strong policy on discrimination and we are able to provide an employee friendly work environment.