Living up to its commitment to enhancing the social and environmental performance of Myanmar’s apparel sector, EU-funded SMART Textile and Garment project is holding a conference today.
The conference will be held at Sedona Hotel, Yangon and will see a good presence of brands, trade unions and business heads.
The project aims at delivering on-site assessments and trainings on key topics like workplace communications and human resource management systems. And the training will be provided by local and European industry experts.
There will be special training programmes on occupational safety and health, chemicals and waste management too.
Applauding the efforts of European Union (EU), U Myo Aung, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Labour, Immigration and Population said “EU’s unwavering commitment and support plays important role in improving decent work conditions and responsible business practices in Myanmar. We thank the EU for supporting this SMART Textile & Garments project.”
Jacob A. Clere, Team Leader, SMART Myanmar stated that this project aims at further strengthening sustainable production practices and responsible supply chains in Myanmar and Europe.
SMART Myanmar has been actively involved with Myanmar Garment Manufacturers Association (MGMA) for some time now.
Jacob adds “In cooperation with the MGMA, we were able to conduct training and consultancy programmes with 299 garment, textile and footwear factories since 2016, which resulted in bringing thousands of improvements related to safe workplaces, effective HR management and energy efficiency.”
The new project intends to take the efforts and commitment forward.