The Sustainability Leadership (TSL) Award will recognize the best practices of Bangladesh apparel factories in environmental, social, and innovation areas. The objective is to motivate factories to adopt sustainable practices to transform the image of Made in Bangladesh in the world market as modern, safe, and green. The award is divided into 3 categories: Social Excellence, Environmental Excellence, and Innovation Excellence. At the same time, these recognitions will inspire factories to follow best practices and brand the sustainability strides of Bangladesh's apparel industry globally.
The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH is a global service provider in the field of international cooperation for sustainable development. GIZ has over 50 years of experience in areas like economic development and employment, energy and the environment. As a public-benefit federal enterprise, GIZ supports the German Government and many public and private sector clients in around 120 countries in achieving their objectives in international cooperation.
In Bangladesh, GIZ supports partners from the textile and leather sector in order to promote the implementation of social and environmental standards and subsequent decent working conditions for workers in factories.