Promotion of Social and Environmental Standards in the Industry PSES III
The government of Bangladesh has set ambitious targets for the development of Bangladesh’s textile, garment, and leather industry. The Government’s “Vision 2021” aims at export revenues of over USD 50bn by 2021, and the stakeholders of this vision have identified compliance with environmental and social standards as a precondition for reaching this target in a sustainable manner, as well as for staying competitive in the global market. Towards this end, lacking capacities of government, private sector and civil society actors to develop and pursue such strategies and a course of sustainable economic growth have been identified to be the core problem.
The GIZ PSES project (Promotion of Social and Environmental Standards in the Industry) has just started its third phase with the objective that government, private sector and civil society actors use their strengthened capacities as the basis for pursuing a course of sustainable economic growth in the textile, garment and leather industries. The project comprises three fields of activity: Managing sustainability through development of strategic guidelines and shared responsibility models, strengthening civil society actors, and advancing inclusion of persons with disabilities.