Edited by Anders Örtenblad
Chapter 11: Corporate social responsibility in the ready made garments industry in Bangladesh
Using Moon’s definition, this chapter critically examines the state of corporate social responsibility (CSR) in the Ready Made Garments (RMG) industry in Bangladesh, which has experienced phenomenal growth and is the most important source of revenue for this country. However, these achievements are often overshadowed by the non- compliance of CSR in this labor-intensive industry where multinational corporations (MNCs) and other foreign buyers dictate the terms. This chapter offers a critical analysis of the gap between the rhetoric and reality of CSR. Our findings suggest that all the seven aspects of CSR proposed by Moon are relevant in the RMG industry but only a few are being partially practiced, which is not conducive to the sustainability of this industry. On the basis of the literature and secondary data analysis, this chapter argues for an integrated approach involving all the stakeholders to resolve the tensions revolving around the compliance requirement for CSR in the RMG industry in Bangladesh.
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