Month: November 2019

Achieving LWG certification for leather industry by 2020

It is possible to acquire a total of 1,300 points by 2020 to get the Leather Working Group’s (LWG) certification if the central effluent treatment plant (CETP) becomes fully functional and improves the production quality of hides and skins, say industry insiders.…

$5b in leather exports possible by 2022

Leather and leather good exporters are gung-ho about hitting $5 billion in export receipts by 2022 if the government manages the Leather Working Group’s certification at the earliest, according to industry insiders.…

Tannery pollution affects human health in Savar

People of Hemayetput are at the risk of serious illness due to chemical pollution from tanneries near their homes. Tannery factories at Hemayetpur as well as Savar, on the outskirts of the capital, are still dumping untreated wastes in the Dhaleswari River. People here said that the whole area has been polluted due to tannery…

Tanners long way off LWG certification

The Savar Tannery Industrial Estate (STIE) and the tanners are still a long way off from meeting the requirements of the vital Leather Working Group (LWG) certification although the audit team of the global compliance certification body is scheduled to visit Bangladesh within two months.…

Tannery village to be set up in Mirsarai

Tannery Village, the second of its kind across the country will be set up in Mirsarai Economic Zone (MEZ) in Chittagong , under Bangabandhu Shilpa Nagari (BSN) ‘Industrial city’ belt in the near future.…