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KANIZ GARMENTS LIMITED

Factory information

Introduction

Right from the initial stage of RMG business in Bangladesh, Abedin Garments Limited, a Group-QA company, entered into the trade of apparel (woven) manufacturing. Abedin Garments Limited started its journey with only two lines at a rented accommodation at 50 Gulshan, Dhaka in August 1983. Gradually it has increased its scope and size of business to three lines by the end of 1989. Thereafter due to opulent demand from the buyers and increased opportunity, the management felt the necessity for opening another unit namely Kaniz Garments Ltd at 158 Tejgaon, Dhaka (a rented accommodation) in July 1994 with four lines. With the passage of time, the booming business led us to develop the 3rd unit namely Kaniz Fashions Limited in October 1998 at 50 Gulshan, Dhaka with two lines. Considering the rapid growth and expansion of business, Group-QA has established its own production facility at 228/A, Tejgaon I/A, Dhaka, which is a 9 storied building of about 1,60,000 sft, each floor left alone with the space of 18,000 sft. The factory is well equipped with Material Handling System (MHS) from Mostoles, Spain. The bonded warehouse is equipped with racking system which have been imported from Vogel Sang, Germany. It has also introduced Switch Track and Production Handling System. This Switch Track has been imported from the United Kingdom and it’s design was developed by the renowned company of South Africa and the MHS was designed from Sri Lanka.

In order to make our position clear to all our Buyers as well as to our staff and workers, we have set forth a ‘Code of Conduct’ policy. It is almost non-negotiable requirement so that all staff and workers without any exception follow this Code of Conduct.

The Code of Conduct of Group-QA has been formulated considering the following major issues of industrial and commercial factors in line with labour laws of the soil.

* Environment
* Factory Conditions
* Safety (Building, Fire and Man Security)
* First Aid
* Employment
* Workers’ Rights and Entitlements (Employment Contracts, Wages, Working Hours and OT etc)
* Child Labour
* Indiscrimination
* Freedom of Association
* Forced Labour
* Staff Rights and Entitlements
* Application of Code of Conduct
* Monitoring

Environment

Group QA complies with all applicable environmental laws and regulations of the country. Where such requirements are less stringent, the factory authority would out-line their own directions to meet the international standards as and when necessary.

Factory Conditions

Group QA ensures cleanliness of its premises, floors and every work station. Room temperature of working floors are tolerable, while sufficient ventilation keeps the floors congenially airy. Lighting at every work place is sufficient and separate sanitary facilities for men and woman are adequate, easily accessible and clean.

Safety (Building, Fire and Man Security)

Group QA ensures safety of its all structural establishments, they are well built and properly maintained. All exit routes and doors are clearly marked with ‘EXIT’sign, adequate stair-ways and escape routes are in place.

Sufficient number of smoke detectors, fire extinguishers, hosepipes, dedicated water reserve and other fire-fighting equipments are available as per the law of the land. These arrangements have been certified to be ok by the concerned govt. authorities.

Group QA also arranges adequate safety guards for both PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) and machineries. Engineers, mechanics and electricians ensure time to time checking of all machineries, electrical cables, panels, switch boards etc. Training are conducted periodically and all workers are encouraged for using safety gears.

First Aid

Group QA ensures medical attention of its workers. Adequate number of First Aid boxes / facilities are placed on each floor complying the local laws and the person in charge of the First Aid Box area is trained properly. A registered MBBS doctor and a qualified nurse have been posted in the in-house medi-care centre and they take care of the patients as and when necessary. If   any worker, while on duty, needs higher medical attention, we provide the same from outside at Company cost.

Employment

Group QA ensures issuance of appointment letters to all its workers at the time of joining. Age verification is done by own registered doctor before recruitment. Appointment Letter contains the followings:

  1. Wages structure
  2. Daily working hours
  3. Weekly off-day.
  4. Maximum Over Time work ( not more then 12 hours a week)
  5. Over Time rates (double of basic wages)
  6. All kinds of leave (Casual, Sick, Festival and Annual) facilities as per law.
  7. Maternity leave and benefits thereof as per the provisions of law.

Pay Slips are issued to all workers regularly on the day of wages payment that clearly depicts the break down of their monthly wages. Wages of our workers are always on the higher side that usually exceeds what the Minimum Wages Act demands. Wages of workers are paid by 7th day of the following month.

Service conditions of the workers are governed by the Bangladesh Labour Act 2006 and we strictly go by the dictates of the law. Apart from all these, we allow our workers to encash their un-availed Annual leaves at the year-ending.

Workers Rights and Entitlements

We are well aware of the basic rights of the workers and their minimum needs at the work place. To ensure a congenial workplace, the prerequisites are: no forcible work, helpful supervisors, compassionate to employee grievances, no physical punishment, no sexual harassment, enjoyment of weekly off-day and other leaves as per law, timely payments of wages etc. On the other hand, easily accessible wash-room facilities, safe drinking water, clean cafeteria, neatly managed day-care centre for the suckling babies – these are the minimum needs of the workers. We ensure all these, because we believe all these elements develop a sense of belonging amongst the workers.

Child Labour

Group QA strictly ensures, there is no child labour in its factories. While recruiting the workers, it ensures that the workers must be of minimum 18 years of age and that always be certified by the in-house registered doctor.

Indiscrimination

Group QA employs workers regardless to race, color, gender, religion, political opinion, social or regional origin and marital status.

Freedom of Association

Workers are free to join associations of their own choice. Authority does not interfere with the workers who wish to law-fully and peacefully associate, organize or bargain collectively. Our workers are always free in selecting or choosing their association or organization.

Forced Labour

Group QA does not force any worker to work and does not use bonded or prison labour and nor it takes any financial deposit from the workers against their employment.

Staff Rights and Entitlements

Group QA recruits all its staff, officers and higher management executives following a high-level ethical practice. Staff rights and entitlements are determined before contracting or issuing appointment letter.

None of the staff, officers, executives and higher management executives are allowed to manage or favour, or convince superiors or parties outside by exchanging any kind of gifts, money or other sorts of unfair and unethical means. Person(s) who found to be associated with such kind of mischiefs, are brought to book on charge of misconduct.

Application of Code of Conduct

Group QA assigns its responsibility for all matters pertaining to the code of conduct within its organization. The authority also assigns responsibility for implementing this code at all levels  and ensures that all employees and workers become aware of the contents of the code by visualizing the same displayed on the notice Board in Bengali language.

Monitoring
Group QA assigns duties and responsibilities to its employees for regular monitoring, supervision and strict compliance of the COC. They inspect frequently and keep record if any non-compliant activities are found at floors and sections. Inspection is done without hampering any process or speed of production or any disruption in the performance of works. They may interview the concerned persons where it is deemed necessary for any specific occurrence. Officer in charge of the Code of Conduct (Compliance) reports to the top management from time to time of any non-compliance of this policy and ensures appropriate remedial measures in this regard

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Social Compliance Goal/Objectives and progress Status

SL Area Base Year Goal (What) Tactical Steps (How) Due Date Progress  Status up to July 2019 Remarks
    1   Accord   2014 100% Works will be completed by End of 2019 in respect of Fire, Electrical point of view.   Works will be done as per Accord Guideline and continuous monitoring. 31st  Dec ‘19 100% completed but Waiting for final commissioning Pending Verification
        2         Energy         2017 Reduce Energy/GHG 17%  by 2020   2018 – 10% 2019 –  4% 2020 –  3% 1) To replace 100% class motor by servo motor. 2) To replace 2500 no of T8 to T5 or LEED 3) Have introduced heat recovery system in boiler 4) To Improve Compress air leakage systems. 5) Increase training and awareness 6) Increase production efficiency 5% comparing to the previous year       31st Dec 2020       9.59% Achieved against our set up target.         In-progress
  3   Water   2017 Water consumption reduce by 10% by 2020   2018-   5% 2019 –  3% 2020 –  2%     1) To Modify the flashing system. 2) To change the water tap. 3) To provide training and awareness program.     31st Dec 2020     Achieved 4.79%       In-Progress
    4     Wastage     2017   10% wastage reduction by 2020 2018-   5% 2019 –  3% 2020 –  2%     1) Established zero defects policy and rejection to be reduce by 1% 2) Improve marker efficiency and minimize fabric and thread consumption. 3) Minimum cutting wastage.     31st Dec 2020     Achieved (8.48%+6.67) 15.15%   In-progress
    5     Education   To educate 350 no of old people and disadvantaged children of the society by 2020. (Korail Bosti)   2019 – 300 2020 –  400     1. Through the establishment of school. 2. Raise awareness about the need of education. 3. Conducting educational activities.           31st  Dec ‘19       Achieved 80%         In-progress
  6   Awareness program     Increase health and safety awareness to 250 no people living in Corail Bosti.   2019 – 100 2020 –  150       1. By conducting training program       31st  Dec ‘19       Achieved 75%       In-progress
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Overview information of Facilities Social & Environmental performance:

Social performance is the process of managing an organization to achieve a social goal. Kaniz Garments Ltd always try to maintain it in a proper manner and conduct different types of internal and external audit time to time for measuring the social performance of the company.
Kaniz Garments Limited
Update Audit Status -2020
SL Audit Name Buyer Name Performance
H&M C&A S. Oliver Camaieu M&S Debenhams Kappahl
1 Smeta Audit               –             –             –              –             –   Acceptable
2 FEM(Higg)           –             –              –       60%
3 ICS           –             –                 –   92%
4 OCS √* √*           –                   –   Acceptable
5 GOTS               –             –              –                 –   Acceptable
6 GRS               –             –              –                 –   Acceptable
7 CCS               –             –              –                 –   Acceptable
8 BCI               –             –              –             –   OK
9 EIA           –             –              –                 –   Acceptable
10 Energy audit           –             –              –                 –   OK
11 European Flax               –   √*           –              –                 –   OK
12 Beter Work           –             –              –                 –   OK
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Environment Performance:

Chemical :

Kaniz Garments ltd typically used different chemical in production process as per requirements. To avoid the use of hazardous chemical/ban chemical in production and minimize their adverse impact to our environment, we highly encourage implementation of proper chemical management system in our factories. We have a dedicated person to monitor all the chemical regulations on regular basis with reference to Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and restriction of Chemical, Classification, Labelling and various tools for screening followed in facility. As well as we continually update of Restricted Substance lists (RSLs) based on the latest legal and brands requirements.

  • Energy and water :

Last couple of years we have been working to improve the environmental performance in our factory. In this regard we are working in different area. For improving the energy & water consumption we have taken some decision and implement accordingly which will be continue in future.

 

Environmental Sustainability Report-2019

 

Power Uses-2019

Sl No

Month

Uses Power Consumption in KWH

Uses Gas Consumption in M3

Uses Diesel Consumption in Ltr

1

January

235200

9837.16

300

2

February

124800

9515.46

600

3

March

158400

10223.38

400

4

April

172800

10219.3

1800

5

May

176400

8789.42

500

6

June

86400

10282.59

300

7

July

249600

7425.7

800

8

August

128400

5658.1

200

9

September

128400

8518.97

400

10

October

153600

7856.44

600

11

November

115000

7716.3

300

12

December

121400

7454.95

200

 

Total

1850400

103497.77

6400

 

Total Energy uses & production status year-2017 & 2019

Year

Uses Power Consumption in KWH

Use Power Per pcs /KWH

Remarks

2017

1855200

0.35

Energy reduce:   11.42%

2019

1850400

0.39

In 2019, energy reduction target was 4% but achieved   -11.42%.

Note: Due to higher SAM compare to 2017, Energy consumption comes negative in 2019. If consider SAM, Energy consumption reduction has come 5.53%.

Water

 

Total Ground Water Withdrawal Summary – 2019

Name of the Month

Consumption in Gallons

Remarks

January 

1009000

 

February

715000

 

March

715000

 

April

1039000

 

May

1078000

 

June

490000

 

July

494000

 

August

432000

 

September

858000

 

October

923000

 

November

758000

 

December

1594390

 

Grand Total (Gallons)

10105390

 

 

 

Total Water uses & production status year-2017 & 2019

Year

Consumption in Gallons

Use Water Per pcs /Gallons

Remarks

2017

11953000

2.09

Water reduce-1.44%

2019

10105390

2.06

In 2019 water reduction target was 3% but we achieved 1.44%.

 

NGO/External Stakeholder Engagement Information of Kaniz Garments Ltd .

  SL Name of The Stakeholder/NGO Key Working Area Activities
1 Accord Fire Safety, Electrical Safety, Structural Safety Provide guideline, support and monitor to develop the factory in respect of fire, Electrical and structural point of view.
2 Engender Health Bangladesh Family Planning & Reproductive Health Aware and support to the worker regarding family planning and General health.
3 Eminence Lactating Mother Support working mother in Appropriate infant and young child feeding.
 

Supplier List Kaniz Garments Ltd.

SL Item/Trims Tier Information Supplier name
1 Washing Tier -1 HAMS Washing & Dyeing Ltd.
2 Washing Tier -1 Orix  Washing Project
3 Washing Tier -1 SF Washing
4 Print & Embroidery Tier -1 AlMuslim Garments Accessories
5 Print Tier -1 Fair Design
6 Fabric Tier -2 Zaber & Zubair Fabrics Ltd
7 Fabric Tier -2 Sim Fabrics Ltd
8 Fabric Tier -2 Padma Bleaching & Dyeing Ltd
9 Fabric Tier -2 Silver Line
10 Fabric (Pocketing) Tier -2 SM Tex / Hossain Tex
11 Fabric Tier -2 UNIFILL COMPOSITE DYEING MILLS LTD
12 Fabric Tier -2 Link Target Fabric Ltd.
13 Fabric Tier -2 VISIONLAND Co Ltd.
14 Fabric Tier -2 Thermax
15 Fabric Tier -2 Sanjana Fabric (Asiatic Textile Mills)
16 Thread Tier -2 SANZI Textile Mills Ltd.
17 Thread Tier -2 Coats Bangladesh Ltd
18 Eyelet, Button , Buckle (Metal) Tier -2 SAB Weixing BD
19 Interlining Tier -2 Etacol Bangladesh Ltd.
20 Button Tier -3 Vision Accessories
21 Label Tier -3 HSK
22 Label Tier -3 Maheen Label Tex Ltd.
23 Label Tier -3 R-pac Bangladesh packaging company Ltd.
24 Label Tier -3 Shore 2 Shore Packaging Ltd.
25 Carton Tier -3 Uniglory Paper & Packaging Ltd. (UPPL)
26 Poly Tier -3 Noor Accessories Ltd.
27 Thread Tier -3 AMANN BANGLADESH LIMITED
28 Price Tag Tier -3 Paxar Bangladesh Ltd.
29 Eyelet (Metal) Tier -3 Rabab Trading International
30 Button (Metal) Tier -3 Rabab Trading International
31 Eyelet (Metal) Tier -3 ACIS (POLY BAG MANUFACTURING CO. LTD)
32 Eyelet, Button (Metal) Tier -3 AGAMI Accessories Ltd.(DEKKO)
33 Button (Plastic) Tier -3 Impress Accessories Ltd.
34 Interlining Tier -3 Etasia Interlinings ltd.
35 Zipper Tier -3 YKK Bangladesh PTE Ltd.
36 Zipper Tier -3 FBN Zipper (Fabian Group)
37 Zipper Tier -3 NEO Zipper