Supporting the Study of Sustainable Development
Olympic is proud to support the University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh’s 2nd Annual Conference on Sustainable Development. Olympic’s Head of Sustainability, Marion Pellegrin, will be participating in a panel discussion on SDG 12: Sustainable Production and Consumption. In addition, Olympic will be offering biscuits to attendees throughout the conference. REGISTER HERE to show you care about a more sustainable Bangladesh!
When it comes to working conditions, we don’t mess around. While lack of compliance is still a major issue in Bangladesh, we are committed to providing a work environment which follows the Bangladesh Labour Act, as well as international standards.
The most important aspect to us is Occupational Health and Safety. We provide our workers with some of the safest and most hygienic facilities in Bangladesh. We provide clean drinking water, health assessments, medical care and insurance, fire safety equipment and training, as well as the many safety features of our factories.
As for employment conditions, we pay our workers a fair wage, grant them the leave they so greatly deserve, share 5% of our profits with them and pay for overtime as prescribed by the law. We do not, under any circumstance, employ workers under the age of 18. For more details on our working conditions, please read our Full Report [available soon].
Quality is our first priority. From raw materials to finished goods, we conduct tests at all stages for quality and safety. By using the SAP Enterprise Resource Planning system, we can reduce the potential for error and keep track of our entire production process.
All our workers are trained to adopt Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP), which includes all forms of hygiene. In order to ensure that all our policies are respected and known to our consumers, we are ISO 22000 certified. In addition, SGS tests our products and audits our factories once a year, according to various standardized criteria.
The quality of our sustainability projects is also our top priority. We contracted a team of independent professionals to conduct a full assessment of our workers’ needs. Our projects are shaped and informed by the findings of this third-party study.
In the last few years, we have donated to various educational institutions and events in Bangladesh. These include debate competitions, graduation ceremonies and university events. We also fund an annual Energy Plus football tournament which is meant to encourage youth to partake in healthy, productive activities as a part of their daily lives. We also donate on a monthly basis to four madrassas and one primary school for the employment of Science, Mathematics and English teachers.