Staff Correspondent: Masco Group is one of the largest and sustainable export-oriented textile and garments manufacturing factories in Bangladesh. Masco’s motto is “Believe in sustainable continuous development.” Recently they organized a Seminar titled “Steps towards Sustainability- change the world” on 26 th October at their Masco Picasso garments factory rooftop premises.
The event was inaugurated by M A Sabur, Chairman of Masco Group. Ahmed Arif Billah, Managing Director of Masco Group, Ms. Fahima Akhter and Ms. Farhana Akhter, Directors of Masco Group, ATM Mahbubul Alam Milton, Executive Director of Masco Group and other top Officials of sister concern factories of Masco were also present at the seminar.
The Key presentation was given by ATM Mahbubul Alam Milton, Executive Director of Masco Group. In his presentation, Mr. Milton described sustainability in T&A industry in terms of MASCO’s initiative with 5 key segments: Why should we maintain sustainability and the importance of it; Buyers views on sustainability; Masco’s Steps on sustainability initiative.; Challenges for sustainability; Masco’s future plan for sustainability
This session was arranged to make MASCO employees informed about sustainability and Masco’s scenario. This learning session helped attendees to realize the real picture of sustainability.
“In our T&;A industry, Material, environment and social sustainability are the most needed area for achieving SDG’s Goal. Masco Group is continuously focusing on sustainability. MASCO is the top 7 th supplier for Global reputed buyer H&M. In terms of material sustainability, we are using 89% sustainable materials for overall production. In terms of Chemical sustainability,
We are using ZDHC level 3 certified dyes chemicals except for a few basic chemicals. We are also practicing much social sustainability initiative.”- ATM Mahbubul Alam Milton.
He also added that “for measuring sustainability we need a single platform, due to lots of different platforms, sometimes we are not being able to follow sustainability rightly”.
This event was conducted by Shahin Mahmud, Senior GM, HR, Masco Group. Finally, the event ended with a quiz competition followed by Q&A session.