“Protein Nest” is not just a name; It is a trusted outlet for purchasing all types of proteins and other products within the purchasing power of all ready-made garment workers and employees, which is a small place that contributes to the growth of Bangladesh; Through which the worker and the officer will be able to save his valuable time and money as well as get rid of mental anxiety and all the employees will play an important role in the production management of the factory.
On 21st August 2021, a fair price shop “Protein Nest” was inaugurated inside Sinha Knit Industries Ltd. factory under the initiative of Mati Industries Ltd. to ensure that all the workers and employees working in 100% export oriented garment factories get protein assurance. “Protein Nest” Fair Price Shop was inaugurated by Md. Shakhawat Hossain Mamun, General Secretary, Dutch Bangla Chambers of Commerce and Industry, Mr. Abdul Alim (Lead Trainer, Social Accountability International) and Ms. Jordan Md. Ashraful Alam Miraj (Managing Director, Mati Industries Ltd.), Manjurul Ahsan Pavel (Project Director, Mati Industries Ltd.) and many more well wishers.
“Protein Nest” is a new concept marketing center for readymade garments workers. It is a subsidiary of Mati Industries Limited. All the workers and employees working in the factory will be able to meet the demand for meat by purchasing non-vegetarian products from this “Protein Nest” fair price shop at a fair price. “Protein Nest” will provide workers with daily necessities for less than the market price; The products will be sized according to the needs of the buyers while maintaining proper standards and specific packages. Currently, “Protein Nest” has set up its first marketing center inside Sinha Knit Industries Limited.
Prior to the opening ceremony, a discussion session was held on the need and assurance of protein for the workers where the speakers presented their various views. Mr. Abdul Alim (Lead Trainer, Social Accountability International), Jordane Cathala ,Chairman , C&R Sweater ;Mr. Rezaul (Coordinator and Analyst, SNV), Dr. Reza Ur Rahman (Center Director, Gulshan) participated in the discussion. Health Center), Mr. Touhid Islam (Assistant Coordinator, Badas), Mr. Sirajul Islam Rony (President, Bangladesh National Garment Workers Employees League), Mr. Rajib Abdullah (Sustainable Professional, N Brown Group), Ms. Amarin Tabassum (Operations Process Manager,Decathlon);Mr. Kabir Ahmed (Head of CSR, TNZ), Md. Ashraful Alam Miraj (Managing Director, Mati Industries Ltd.), Manjurul Ahsan Pavel (Project Director, Mati) Ltd.) Mr. Sajib (Compliance Manager, Sinha Knit Industries Ltd.). The speakers applauded everyone at “Protein Nest” for opening a fair price shop at the factory.
The speakers further said that whenever we see a problem in the society, we only find a solution to that problem, but in this case, they have taken a beautiful and practical initiative to solve the “protein nest” malnutrition. They also said that the protein nest will not only benefit the workers but also help the owner to save a huge one-time waste; Which will help to increase the production volume.
On behalf of Mati Industries Ltd., we have taken an epoch-making step by considering the time, health, mental condition and social standard of living of our most valued workers. In addition, we will help workers raise awareness about protein. The benefits that the owner will get from here, the attendance rate of the employees will increase, the attention of the employees will increase, the acceptance to different buyers will increase.
According to the factory, this fair price shop is going to be started to ensure the presence of non-vegetarian meat in the food of all the workers working here in compliance with the prevailing laws and regulations of the country. This is part of our best practice for the health and well-being of all.
The Dutch Bangla Chambers of Commerce and Industry and SNV have jointly extended a hand of cooperation to carry out the “Protein Nest” project. It was also informed that the factory would take more such steps in the future to improve the living standards of the workers.