BGMEA, Apon to work for improving garment workers’ well-being

Apon Bazar, Bangladesh’s first and largest workers’ well-being platform offering discounted grocery, credit facility and health insurance, announced a partnership with Bangladesh Garments Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA) during a meeting on March 22 at the BGMEA office.

On behalf of BGMEA, President Faruque Hassan and Neela Hosna Ara, Director, and Saif Rashid, Managing Director, Yasir Arafat, Director of Apon were present during the meeting.

“Our workers and employees are the strength of the RMG industry, hence their well-being is crucial for the sector’s sustainable growth. This partnership with Apon is one of the many steps taken by BGMEA to improve the health and well-being of garment workers. We hope more factories will partner with Apon to provide quality services for the workers and employees of garment factories,” said Faruque Hassan, President of BGMEA.

Apon has built a holistic well-being platform and made it successful through its factory-based grocery store chain at its core. Apon lets workers access to credit at no cost, discount on groceries and free health coverage and awareness on nutrition and health.

 Apon is currently operating in 26 factories and serving more than 100 thousand workers. This is proven to reduce worker migration, improve productivity, and increase business savings.

“We are very grateful to receive this immense support from BGMEA and are strongly committed to increasing financial well-being for Bangladeshi workers,” said Saif Rashid, Managing Director of Apon.