Re-Tie

Reduction of environmental threats and increase of exportability of Bangladeshi leather products

Leather tanneries in Bangladesh trigger all three categories of waste: wastewater, solid waste and air emissions. However, wastewater and solid wastes are by far the most important environmental challenge that the industry creates. Water consumption is unnecessarily high due to little enforced water resource control and free access to water. Other inputs such as various chemicals and energy are also being consumed at excessively high rates.

Firm incentives for SMEs to adopt clean production practices are tantamount to increased exportability of products due not only to cost reductions but eventually as a consequence of institutionalized sustainable production and compliance with international environmental standards.

The SWITCH-Asia project: "Re-Tie Bangladesh: Reduction of environmental threats and increase of exportability of Bangladeshi leather products " seeks to address the provision of employment and improving of income-opportunities in environmentally sustainable SMEs in the leather sector in Bangladesh through:

  • The efficient use of resources and significantly reduction of pollution/waste
  • Exportability through improved occupational health and safety (OHS), Corporate Social
  • Responsibility (CSR) and other international standards
  • Supportive Policy framework to Sustainable Consumption and Production
  • Strengthened institutional structure and outreach to SMEs for promotion of SCP

 

Duration: 2/2009 - 11/2012

Total budget: EUR 0,071,001 (EU Contribution: 90%)

Contact


Gerhard Weber
SEQUA gGmbH

Alexanderstrasse 10
D-53111 Bonn
Germany
Phone: +49 (0) 228 9823822

info@sequa.de

sequa gGmbH sequa gGmbH
Sequa is the lead applicant for this project. For nearly two decades sequa has been offering services in project development and programme management to our shareholders and their members--chambers, associations, and private companies. Sequa is responsibl
United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)
UNIDO is the specialized agency of the UN that promotes industrial development for poverty reduction, inclusive globalization and environmental sustainability. UNIDO is responsible for the technical part of the Re-Tie project.
Berufliche Fortbildungzentren der Bayerischen Wirtschaft (bfz) Berufliche Fortbildungzentren der Bayerischen Wirtschaft (bfz)
With its International Division, bfz assists developing countries in their economic and social development. In the Re-Tie project bfz is implementing Sector Unit Groups, contributing to joint activities and supports companies to enhance their business opp
Dhaka Chamber of Commerce and Industry (DCCI) Dhaka Chamber of Commerce and Industry (DCCI)
DCCI, the largest and most active chamber of the country (est. 1958, 5.000 members), serves as the first point of business contact for penetration into new markets and a vibrant platform. DCCI organises press conferences, trainings, meetings, study tou
Bangladesh Finished Leather, Leathergoods and Footwear Exporters Association (BFLLFEA) Bangladesh Finished Leather, Leathergoods and Footwear Exporters Association (BFLLFEA)
BFLLFEA is an organisation of tannery owners in Bangladesh. Its main objective is to promote and protect the interest of its members. BFLLFEA’s role in the project is to assist its members in achieving environmentally friendly production through skilled
Bangladesh Tanners Association (BTA) Bangladesh Tanners Association (BTA)
BTA’s core endeavour is providing services to its members, enabling them to develop their manufacturing capacities and increase their world market share. In the project, BTA assists in achieving eco-friendly production through skilled manpower and effec
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