Second Customer Roundtable event on “Greening the Supply Chain” in Dhaka, Bangladesh

18/07/2018

On 16 July 2018 second session of customer roundtable held on “Greening the Supply Chain” with an aim to introduce the supply chain toolkit and create awareness about the importance of green supply chain among the customers and SMEs in construction sector. The event took place at Ramna Restaurent, Larmini Street, Wari, Dhaka.

The customer roundtable was presided by Mr. Khandoker Anwar Kamal, Project Manager, DCCI. Mr. Khondokar Moinur Rahman Juel, director, FBCCI attended the event as the chief guest. He requested the company owners to become careful and calculative while spending any types of energy and resources. He mentioned that all factory owners should come forward to join all types of projects or campaigns which will lead to energy and resource saving.

Total 61 company owners/managing directors from electric products sectors participated in the event. Ms. Nizhum Islam Nishi, Project Coordinator (BD) presented the supply chain toolkit to the participants and explained the benefits of greening a supply chain. The topic of discussion was on how METABILD project can help greening the supply chain by identifying problems at the supplier’s side and providing solutions by implementing Resource Efficient Cleaner Production (RECP) measures. Later on, all participants were divided into groups. Then group works on supply chain tool took place with the supports of the consultants of DCCI.

As an outcome of the customer roundtable, participants gained knowledge about supply chain tool and its uses; now they will be able to minimize and handle the risks associated to their own business supply chains.

The participants gave positive feedback regarding the event. They mentioned that they will try to implement the learning in their businesses, but as per their opinion Bangladesh government should take necessary steps for greening the supply chain. They requested the METABUILD team to translate the toolkit into Bengali and distribute among the industry owners.