Our commitment to sustainability
EVOLUTION AND INSIGHTS
Since our company was founded in 2015, we have made safety, the environment and corporate social responsibility a top priority. We realize there is still a lot to be done across the board, and we are happy to see that our industry as a whole is moving in the right direction.
Corporate social responsibility at Beconnected Industrial
Our practices include:
Occupational safety and health
Our Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) policy outlines how we maintain the highest standards of safety for all employees, customers and visitors. Staff are encouraged to participate in improving these standards and all employees and management are responsible for upholding them. We also protect our staff through accident-prevention programs; by offering a shuttle service that transports employees directly to their door; and by providing free lunches daily.
We minimize the discharge of wastewater, which is purified as much as possible in our internal effluent treatment plant. We also plan to build a water tank which will entirely eliminate the discharge of wastewater.
We strive to use recycled raw materials wherever possible and to eliminate the use of hazardous chemicals.
Empowering our people
Our partnership with KFW DEG, which supports private sector businesses in developing and emerging-market countries, enables us to continually improve our employee education and training on social standards and environmental standards. Since 2017 we have trained 105 employees as multi-skilled operators, trained 13 employees as experts of social standards (including first aid and fire safety) and 15 employees as experts on environmental standards. Each employee who completed the training received an officially recognized certificate. We have also partnered with Bahir Dar University, Bishoftu College and Wolkite University on workplace safety and sustainability training programs.
Certifications for transparent supply chains
We are proud to be amfori BSCI-certified and require every facility involved in production to adhere to the BSCI Code of Conduct. The code’s 11 principles include fair remuneration, no child labor and a step-by-step approach to monitor and improve global supply chains with an emphasis on sustainability.
Improving working conditions via Better Work
Better Work – a collaboration between the United Nation’s International Labour Organization (ILO)and the International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group – is a program which improves working conditions in the garment industry. We actively uphold Better Work’s vision, which includes providing decent work to lift people out of poverty, empowering women, driving business competitiveness and promoting inclusive economic growth.
Restricted chemical substances
This pdf gives an example of the kind of guidelines on restricted chemical textile substances we adhere to, together with our suppliers and customers.
Quality you can rely on
Every garment we print and every label we produce is subject to stringent quality control. We test samples, use certified source materials and carry out post-production testing to ensure that the finished garments meet our standards for colorfastness, dye transfer and pH level.
Our high-tech machinery produces woven, printed and heat transfer labels for leading apparel companies.
Flexographic, Satin & nylon, Screen-printed, Polyester & cotton and tagless labels.
With world class equipment and years of expertise, our state-of-the-art printing factory produces large volumes of textile prints.
Making us a preferred supplier to international fashion houses.
Beconnected Printing and Beconnected Labeling are jointly known as Beconnected Industrial
The first high-tech textile printing and labeling factory in Ethiopia.