Social Compliance

Goals and Objectives


The sustainability team of Fakir Apparels Ltd. ensures that there is no violation of CoC/CoE and the clauses of the Law of the Land throughout the organization. It aims to adopt sustainable systems, capacity, infrastructure, environment & society by monitoring and acting on data to evaluate risk & the overall supply chain to ensure long term profitability for all stakeholders.
To achieve the target sustainability goals, the team focuses and aligns the team accordingly and promotes approaching these goals proactively. The team believes in sustainability driven business performance that spreads beyond compliance right down to the supply chain. All activities are performed by compliance team – this reflects the commitment of the top management to ensure global ethical standards are fulfilled and exceeded in business & trade.

Certification & Standards

Currently FAL is certified by BSCI, WRAP, GOTS, OCS , OEKO-TEX, ISO 14001:2015 & 18001 : 2007. We also aim to implement SA 8000.

Higg Index – Self-assessment system of H&M which indicates the compliance progress status of the facility against a set of questonnaires.

Accord Alliance-compliant.

Joint Collaborations

  • Better Work Bangladesh: Better work is a partnership programme between the ILO and IFC with the goal of reducing poverty in countries by expanding decent work opportunities.
  • PaCT: We are implementing this for reducing energy uses in our textile operation.
  • STWI: A buyer (Asmara) recommended project for reducing energy uses within the facility.
  • IPA: Work progression & productivity toolkit project financed by IFC through Better Work Bangladesh which aims at women empowerment at production level in RMG sector.
  • CPI2: Involved with this project as per customer requirement (s. oliver) for reducing the energy usage in overall operation process.

Compliance Facilities

  • Medical Center: Well equipped medical center & commitment of better health services for all employees working within the complex.
  • Day Care: Modern & well furnished child care center for supporting the mothers during the work period.
  • Environmental aspect & impact analysis
  • Chemical Management System:

    Areas been Focused

    • Chemical Management Requirements
      • Buyers’ COC
      • Local Law
    • Practice at Fakir Apparels Limited

    Policy & Commitment

    • As per buyers requirements, Suppliers must have a policy for monitoring and controlling restricted substances, and train staff on how to implement this policy.
    • As per ZDHC guideline (Section-1), Organization should have written chemical management policy statement from senior management with indicating Where the CMS is Applicable.
    • As per ILO Chemical Convention-170, Bangladesh Law all chemical substances have to be purchased, handled, stored, used and disposed in a way which has minimum risk and less adverse effect on environment.

    Commitment of FAL

    • FAL maintains a monthly updated CIL as per buyer MRSL and communicate all MRSL & RSL with its suppliers and collect declaration letter as per buyer MRSL & RSL. See Details

          Several Policies of FAL

FAL maintains several types of policies.  Here are some policies : a. Anti-Harassment & Anti-Discriminatory Policy b. Anti-Harassment & Anti- Abuse Policy c. Child Labor & Juvenile Policy d. Forced & Prison Labor Policy e.  Freedom of Association Policy f.  Grievance Policy g.  Recruitment Policy of Worker h.Direct and In-Direct supplier List   Few documents herewith : a. ACCORD Report Graph Chart b. Adyan Fair Price Shop c. Best Practices d. Beyond the Law Activities e.  Family Planning Corner f.  Fire Equipment Information g.  IMS Policy h.  Internal Audit Plan i. Quality policy j. SMETA-2-Pillar-2020-CAPR k. Social Compliance l. Welfare Facilities,Fire and Compliance Facility m. WRAP (Gold)-2019 to 2020