Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA) said, from now on, if any factory does not follow their compliance deed, they will lose their membership from the organisation.
Those who do not follow their terms and conditions of compliance, would not be allowed BGMEA services. BGMEA will appeal to the government to shut them as early as possible. Within this month more rigorous announcements are expected.
BGMEA will publish its investigation report on the devastating fire at Tazreen Fashions Ltd at Ashulia by December 20. The fire claimed at least 112 lives of workers and injured several others.
“This time we will definitely publish the report,” vice president of BGMEA Md Siddiqur Rahman said on Wednesday at a press briefing at the association’s office in the city.
“We want to take lessons from the tragic death in Ashulia. We want to rectify this,” Mohiuddin said after an Extraordinary General Meeting of the trade body at its office in Dhaka.
All factories, whether they are BGMEA members or not, will come under the purview, he said.
The BGMEA chief also said the owners will introduce the fingerprint-based biometric identification system for the workers.
BGMEA Vice-president Siddiqur Rahman said: “Our buyers will be shaky if we do not correct ourselves.”