Go Green

Sustainability Approach

Liz Fashion Industry Limited has rapidly grown into the scale it is today by recognizing that sustainable expansion of business is only achieved when compliance and corporate social responsibility are ingrained in our process and vision.

Vision Sustainability Statement

Sustainability statement
Liz Fashion is committed to increase awareness and understanding of environmental sustainability and for all employees and workers to put sustainability into practice in the workplace, living environment and broader community.

Priority Areas and Sustainability Policy

Improve Employee Lifestyle.
Liz Fashion Industry Limited have a beautiful high rise residential building, gym room, indoor and outdoor sports facilities, canteen and others facilities.

 

Positive Impact in the Community
Liz Fashion Industry Limited continuously contribute to improve community at nearby mosques, schools, and aid in road repairing, bridge and traffic.

 

Positive Impact on the Environment
Liz Fashion Industry Limited is committed to continuously reduce CO2 emissions in a quest to a more sustainable environment. Liz Fashion Industry Limited has an Effluent Treatment Plant (ETP) and hosts events regularly such as Environmental Day and tree plantation.

 

Positive Impact on Nation-Building.
People development, financial development, educational development.

Promotional Framework

Employee Training

  • ISO 9001:2015
  • Leadership & Decision Making training
  • Team Leader Skill Development Program
  • Technical training for Line chief
  • Human rights training
  • Computer security training
  • 5S training
  • Safety training for all employees
  • Chinese Language and Learning Program
  • Company COC and Compliance training
  • Skill, development training for A.S.M.O
  • Product quality improvement training
  • Skill development training from abroad

 

Talent hunt
Liz Fashion Industry Limited recruiting fresher’s, Customize Management trainee (CMTP), Management trainee (MTP), Garments production trainee (GPTP), Career Fair at BUET, DUET, RUER, KUET, NSU and other universities in Bangladesh.

Progress

Applied in factory 5S, ISO 9001:2015, six sigma, ERP system, Performance-based framework used for promotions for freshers.

Compliance

We ensure sustainable compliance by providing best working environment, clean and hygienic workplace, proper safety and security and healthy lifestyle for every employee.

Accreditations

We are committed to increase awareness and understanding of sustainability for all employees so that they can put sustainability into practice in the workplace, living environment and broader community.

Code of Conduct

Effect
The Liz Fashion Industry Limited Code of Conduct (hereinafter referred to as “CoC”) is a written collection of basic rules that all company employees should observe and serves as a set of behavioural standards.

 

Applicability
The CoC applies to directors, executive officers and all employees (of any employment status; the same applies hereinafter) of (1) Liz Fashion Industry Limited, and (2) subsidiaries, and (3) parties (including officers and employees) that have agreed to observe the CoC in a contract made with Liz Fashion Industry Limited.

 

Code of conducting Basic Principles

1. Customer Satisfaction
We shall endeavour to provide customers with high-quality products and caring service that surpasses their expectations and earns their trust.

We shall pursue high quality and reasonable prices from the customers’ point-of-view and provide compassionate services and products that offer value.

 

2. Respect for human rights
We shall respect the basic human rights of all people and shall not commit acts of discrimination or harassment that may undermine a person’s dignity.

We shall value diversity, and each and every person, and shall not discriminate against anyone for any reason, including on the basis of race, ethnicity, nationality, birthplace, age, gender, religion, sexual orientation or disability, or any other unlawful reason.

 

3. Legal compliance
We shall understand the customs of each region where we conduct business, comply with all applicable laws and regulations and conduct ourselves in a socially acceptable manner.

We shall strictly comply with local law & others international laws if required by customers.

 

4. Work Environment
We shall not commit a wrongful act or act in bad faith at work and shall maintain a safe working environment.

We shall strictly obey all laws concerning workplace safety and health and pay attention to the physical and mental health of each and every person and shall make every effort to establish and maintain a healthy, safe and hygienic work environment.

We shall refrain from activities that have a negative impact on the workplace, such as engaging in immoral, illegal or corrupt activities; including the ingestion, handling or being under the influence of illegal drugs or illegal gambling. We shall also make every effort to prevent these acts.

 

5. Human resource development and fair evaluation
We shall develop all employees to enable them to fulfil their potential and we will be meritocratic in our evaluation of their work.

We shall hire individuals and develop employees who are capable of exhibiting leadership skills, regardless of country or region of origin.

 

6. Appropriate information management
We shall respect the importance of personal and confidential information and will strictly manage it to prevent leaks and to avoid using information wrongfully or inappropriately.

We shall strictly obey laws regarding information obtained in the course of business, properly keep all records concerning our business activities and will disclose it only at the appropriate time and in an appropriate manner.

 

7. Exclusion of antisocial groups
We shall not have any affiliation with antisocial forces or groups that pose a threat to the social order or to public security.

We shall not make use of antisocial influences whether for our personal profit or for the company’s.

 

8. Protection of company property
We shall make proper use of tangible and intangible company property and protect it.

 

9. Environmental conservation and contribution to the community
We shall always consider our environment and shall be committed to preserving it so that the next generation can live a wholesome life.

We shall recognize the environmental impact of all our business activities from procurement of materials through to provision of products and services to customers and will strive to reduce it.

We shall work to raise awareness of environmental issues and to reduce our environmental impact by saving energy and natural resources and by reducing waste. We will strive to incorporate environmental activities in our everyday work routines.

 

10. The distinction between professional and personal lives
We shall separate our professional life as an employee of Liz Fashion Industry Limited from our personal life and always draw a line between them.

Corporate Social Responsibility

Liz Fashion is committed to support common good causes, effect positive social impacts, and make the world a better place. Social responsibility is at the core of our corporate culture and the heart of our operation. We have weaved an ethical, socially responsible business model, and devote real money, time and efforts to various ethical labour practices, social welfare initiatives as well as environmental sustainability programs.

Ethical Labour Practices

Liz Fashion provides employment opportunities to more than seventeen thousand Bangladeshi workers, 76% of which are female workers. We are committed to treat our employees fairly and ethically, safeguard their rights, and promote their welfare by providing all-round facilities:

 

Dining Facilities

Each production floor in our factory is connected with a well-equipped dining hall to facilitate workers to relax and enjoy lunch during the breaks. Besides, safe drinking water dispensers are available throughout the factory premises.

 

Living Facilities

Two 10-storey modern residential buildings equipped with kitchen, dining hall, entertainment and gym facilities bring the comforts of home to the staff members and their families.

Prayer Facilities

Separate prayer rooms for men and women facilitate workers to perform spiritual rituals.

 

Health Care

  • The workers and their family members enjoy free medical treatment and medicine provided by full-time doctors and nurses at the medical centres in our factory.
  • HERhealth RMG Nutrition Project is organized to improve worker’s health in collaboration with the implementation partner Global Alliance for Improvement (GAIN), the project coordinator Changes Associates Ltd., the health partner International Center for Diarrheal Diseases Research Bangladesh (ICDDRB), the child care partner Shobujer Ovijan Foundation (SOF), and the evaluation partner Innovation for Poverty Action (IPA).

Child Care

Our day-care centres set up in the factory premises, staffed with certified child-caregivers, and equipped with modern facilities, provide free and quality child care to all the workers and staff members.

Safe and Congenial Workplace

  • The factory premises are protected with high fencing and CCTV surveillance, with a sufficient number of security guards manning all visitor and vehicle checkpoints, under the Customs Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT) project.
  • The factory is equipped with central fire control system as well as ventilation and cooling system, and workers are provided with protective equipment such as masks.
  • Workers enjoy free insurance coverage.
  • Fair Labour Association
  • Grievance Handling System
  • Social Dialogue Program
  • Folk music is regularly played at the workshops

Personal Development

Our modern training facilities offer all-round training programs designed for continuous professional development of the workers and staff members.

  • Refreshers and Helpline training
  • Training programs for sewing operators, helpers and quality inspectors
  • Technical training for Line chief
  • Garment Production Training Program
  • Project Management Training
  • Leadership & Decision-Making training
  • Team Leader Skill Development Program
  • 5S training
  • Chinese Language & Learning Program
  • English and computer skills training
  • IT Training
  • Computer security training
  • System Engineering Training Program
  • Liz Workers Training (Monthly
  • Corporate Staffs Training
  • Skill, development training for A.S.M.O
  • Sales Forecast Workshop
  • Supply Chain Training & APICS (American Production and Inventory
    Control Society) Training Program
  • Account Management Training
  • Safety training for all employees
  • Fire safety training
  • Production safety measures training
  • Production improvement training
  • Product quality improvement training
  • ISO 9001:2015
  • Manufacturing Excellence Program
  • Company COC & Compliance training
  • Career Development Plan (CDP) Program
  • Skill development training abroad
  • Human rights training
  • Fresh Graduate Development Programs

Fresh graduates of universities, mostly industrial and textile engineers, are hired and provided with much needed trainings that work as support system for them to grow into leading roles smoothly.

Management Training Program for Fresh Graduates

In order to facilitate graduates to have a better understanding of the garments industry processes, each graduate has to spend several days at each department and learn the best practice in the industry through training and seminars in this 2-month program. The curriculum covers project management, supply chain, manufacturing management, quality management, inventory management, Lean, Enterprise Resource Planning, Corporate Social Responsibility, etc.

 

Production Industry Engineering Training Program for Fresh Graduates

In order for the graduates to better understand actual sewing process, specialized seminars on production related topics are offered in this 3-month program. The curriculum covers IE basics, pre-production preparation, production monitoring, troubleshooting, performance evaluation etc.

 

Inventory Management Training Program for Fresh Graduates

The month-long program focuses on how to manage inventory system and control inventory.

Women Empowerment

  • Female welfare officers provide consultancy and employee awareness
  • Women in Factory Initiative (WiFI) offers foundation training, advance training, and learning sharing meetings etc
  • Women Empowerment Project (WE) organizes workshops and factory visits in two phases, with phase I from January 2015 to September 2016, and phase II from January 2017 to December 2018.

Rewards and Incentives

  • High performing staff members are awarded with a variety of rewards, ranging from material rewards, zero interest home loans, to training opportunities in China.
  • Workers with perfect attendance records are awarded with attractive prizes such as fridge, TV, microwave oven, cooking pot and tiffin box through trimonthly lotteries.
  • During festivals, workers are offered with free groceries and food items, such as beef and mutton for Eid.

Recreation

Chinese movies show and photo exhibitions, sports tournaments and picnics are regularly organized for employees, enriching their cultural life and building strong bonds.

Social Welfare Initiatives

Liz Fashion donates money, products and services to support its neighbourhood to reach the most underprivileged in Bangladesh.

 

Infrastructure

We repaired an old bridge in 2014, and built two new bridges in 2016 and 2017 in the neighbourhood for local people to safely cross the canals flooding in the monsoon season.

We installed street lights along a stretch of road spanning two kilometres in the neighbourhood for the safe movement of local people.

Education

Liz Fashion is keen to support Bangladesh universities to prepare graduates with the skills necessary for employment within the garment industry. We signed MOU with University of Dhaka for educational and training collaborations in July 2017.  The Conference with Faculties is organized annually for faculties from top ranking universities in Bangladesh to visit our industry for day-long programs.

To facilitate school education, starting from 2016, we donate Tk. 10 lac every month to Darkarajika Monastery to purchase food and daily supplies for the 670 orphans of its orphanage, and donate school shirts, pants and shoes for the 700 students of its school on a regular basis.

Donation to Monastary

School shoes, panties and sanitary napkins were donated to 420 girls at the local girls school in 2017.

Since 2015, Children Art Competition has been held to inspire local kids to be creative and to allow them to experience art and culture.

The Recognition for Academic Excellence program awarded college bags, crests, motivational books both in Bangla and English to local students who got A+ in SSC exams in July 2017.

Charity

When natural disasters strike, such as the Rangamati landslide in June 2017, we extend our helping hands to people affected, providing them with emergency food supply.

Money is provided to local underprivileged people for their medical treatment and operations since 2016.

Every year we donate a handsome amount of money to different mosques to support their development.

Environmental Sustainability Programs

Liz Fashion is highly focused on the environment and put friendly green business practices into action.

 

ETP
Our effluent treatment plant with advanced technology turns waste water into clean water and recycles heat for power generation.

Green Technology
In collaboration with Chinese environmental experts, we are introducing energy-efficient green technology and facilities in our factories, meanwhile exploring avenues through which latest green technology can be introduced and applied for environment protection in Bangladesh.

 

Clean Society and Go Green Projects
Besides maintaining a clean and green environment in our factories, we have taken the initiative to the neighbourhood through Clean Society project and Go Green project. More than a thousand trees have been planted in the surrounding open areas of our factories since 2014.