19.12.2017 · Category: ECOLEBAN Bangladesh

Implementing an environmental management system and eco-label in Bangladesh’s leather industry

 

The leather industry is a fast growing and vital component of Bangladesh's economy, being the third highest foreign exchange earner. However, the leather sector is highly polluting and causes harmful impacts on both the environment and human health.

A deep analysis to identify the needs of the sector shows that the core of the problem is that the leather sector in the country is dominated by SMEs with a lack of expertise and capacity to respond to environmental problems.

The ECOLEBAN project has implemented SCP best practices in nine different tanneries in Hazaribagh, 11 in Savar, and four footwear companies, implemented and tested the developed eco-labelling scheme in 22 footwear companies and implemented an Environmental Management System in 20 SMEs.

Download here: ECOLEBAN Project Impact Sheet / 2.94 MB (pdf)