Lindex is a Swedish trend chain inside the Finnish Stockmann Group. The organization has about 5000 personnel and close to 480 outlets in 18 markets in the Nordic nations around the world. Not too long ago Kazy Mohammad Iqbal Hossain, South Asia Regional Sustainability Manager, Lindex-HK Ltd shared about sustainability, item diversification & sourcing toughness of Lindex with the Textile Emphasis group.


 Textile Emphasis: How are you observing this COVID-19 pandemic scenario for the Bangladesh RMG sector? What is the modern purchase condition of Lindex?

Kazy Mohammad Iqbal : Challenge, obstacle and challenge everywhere. But I am often beneficial and can see this as an possibility for improving the capability to endure. Of course COVID-19 pandemic scenario taught Bangladesh RMG sector how to combat with a pandemic. Frankly speaking, I am genuinely shocked to see the achievement of the factories to tackle the spreading of virus in the place of work at the very least I can say till nowadays. In the beginning like each individual other folks I have heaps of dread, if the virus actually unfold in the factories then it will be definitely a mass. Nevertheless, now I am self-confident and I consider Bangladesh RMG factories know “how to handle”.

As for every the buy problem for Lindex, indeed there have been some issues in this article also but as a firm, we experimented with our most effective to manage it in the similar level. I can quickly say the total company buy quantity of Lindex was unchanged in past yr nevertheless there were slight ups and downs but, at the close of the 12 months, it became extra or a lot less identical as of previously several years. And for positive like all other business enterprise entities of the globe we will attempt our very best to get better ourselves so can count on some much more enterprise in a working yr and thereafter.

Textile Target: As a Swedish vogue manufacturer, how are Index preserving sustainability in Bangladesh T&A sector?

Kazy Mohammad Iqbal: Sustainability is a person of the a few must-win areas for Lindex. We are doing the job very carefully with our provide chain associate all about the entire world to increase supplier general performance on sustainability. Bangladesh is the most essential region for Lindex with regards to sourcing so of course, our most important effort and hard work to put into practice sustainability goes to Bangladesh. For Lindex we imagine our lengthy-time period dependable business marriage with the suppliers is the critical to results. I just want to share, in all locations of sustainability, Lindex very first selected the Bangladesh industry to put into practice new concepts and after it is succeeding in Bangladesh then go for other generation nations. The critical reasons for this are assurance, the favourable mentality of Bangladesh business owners and as effectively as the welcoming conduct of the factory’s center management who in no way say “ No”. Right here I want to mention that from Lindex we see the apparent advancement in the locations of social compliances, so now we are a little bit confident and planning for additional formidable sustainability initiative these types of as “ Using Local climate Action”, etcetera.

Textile Emphasis What is your suggestion to factories on how factories can be far more sustainable for generating sustainable goods?

Kazy Mohammad Iqbal : Three main pillars of sustainability are people, planet and earnings. So, if a factory really wants to be sustainable then they have to maintain all of these a few locations in brain, i.e. taking care of their personnel, use organic means responsibly and strengthen productiveness. And all of these 3 pillars are really essential, none of individuals can be ignored. Nevertheless, to me, a single of the key reasons for Bangladesh factories not eager to perform for sustainability is they do not see any profitability from this. Right here my recommendation to a manufacturing unit is first should really start with individuals that is get the job done to make improvements to the satisfaction of your employee. In an corporation in which employees are satisfied with their firm, they get care of other two places this sort of as help save the resources (by minimizing the waste) and increase profitability. So, if any organization truly want to be sustainable then win the coronary heart of your worker then the other people.

Textile Focus: What is the business enterprise strategy of Lindex for the Bangladesh market?

Kazy Mohammad Iqbal: For Lindex Bangladesh is the most significant sector, on ordinary approximately 45%-50% of Lindex’s total manufacturing goes from Bangladesh. So you can effortlessly understand how essential Bangladesh is for Lindex! As for every as small business approach is a issue, we definitely can say that Lindex small business in Bangladesh will remain similar or I can see there are chances for maximize. Some of the modern world-wide crises may well open up the doorway for Bangladesh to raise the company. Nonetheless, as constantly I feel the Bangladesh RMG sector ought to give proper notice to product or service diversification with no which there are tiny or no rooms for more rising of Enterprise.