Marks & Spencer starts tree plantation campaign at HAMS industrial campus

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A leading international, multi-channel retailer company Marks & Spencer has started tree plantation campaign as a part of their commitment to environmental responsibility at HAMS industrial campus, Sreepur, Gazipur on October 6 to create eco-friendly industry and enhancing beautification. The program titled “Tree Plantation Program 2017”, was organized by Marks and Spenser Bangladesh SO and HAMS Group.

Figure1: M&S and HAMS team at HAMS Industrial Campus.
Figure1: M&S and HAMS team at HAMS Industrial Campus.

Honorable Chief Guest, Shwapna Bhowmick, Country head of Marks and Spencer in Bangladesh has inaugurated the tree plantation program by cutting cake and planting 100 trees in all units of HAMS group.

Figure 2: Marks and Spencer Country Head in Bangladesh, Shwapna Bhowmick planted tree at HAMS Group campus.
Figure 2: Marks and Spencer Country Head in Bangladesh, Shwapna Bhowmick planted tree at HAMS Group campus.

“Marks & Spencer started business here in Bangladesh in 2004 with basic polo shirt and other basic products, but now we are sourcing value-added products from Bangladesh”, said Shwapana Bhowmick. Now M&S exports 700 US$ million garments in every year.

She requested to all garments makers to plant more trees to make a sustainable industry. She also thanked Managing Director of Hams Group for arranging such a nice program.

Engr. Md. Shafiqur Rahman, Managing Director, HAMS Group said, “Everyone is concerned about climate change, Marks and Spencer is one of them.”  Engr. Md. Shafiqur advised to his management to be an entrepreneur and thanked M&S team for attending this program.

Figure3: Engr. Shafiqur Rahman, Managing Director, HAMS Group gave a crest to, ShwapnaBhowmick, Country head of Marks and Spencer in Bangladesh.
Figure 3: Engr. Shafiqur Rahman, Managing Director, HAMS Group gave a crest to, ShwapnaBhowmick, Country head of Marks and Spencer in Bangladesh.

Mr. Mahfuzur Rahman Mithu, GM-HR, Admin & Compliance, HAMS Group said, “Marks and Spencer is not only a brand, but also they work for worker safety development. Recently they have opened bKash management salary system for HAMS worker. Very soon HAMS group will set up a new bottom Project.”

M&S works with five themes, climate change, waste, sustainable raw materials, fair partnership and health.

Mr. Mizanur Rahman, Senior Social Compliance Manager, Mr. Md. Sarwar Hossain, Asst. Social Compliance Manager, Marks & Spencer Bangladesh, Mr. Abu Sufian Chowdhury, Mr. Hasan Chowdhury, Mr. Habibur Rahman Mohon, Mr. Maruf Chowdhury, Mr. Akib Rahman, Mr. K Noman Khusru, Executive Director, Mr. Kazi Mizanur Rahman, Head of Agriculture of HAMS Group, Engr. A.L.M Ziaul Haque, Managing Director, Universal Yarn Dyeing Ltd were also present at the tree plantation program.

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