Nestle gives BDT 56 lakh to Bangladesh workers’ welfare fund

BDApparelNews Desk
8 May 2019  

Nestle food products. Photo Courtesy: Collected

Nestle food products. Photo Courtesy: Collected

Nestle Bangladesh Limited has contributed their share of profit portion to the central workers’ welfare fund created by Bangladesh government.

Nestle’s Managing Director Deepal Abeywickrema handed over a cheque of BDT 56 lakh to State Minister for Labour and Employment Munnujan Sufian at the latter’s ministry office on May 7, 2019, says a press release from the ministry.

This is the 5 per cent profit sum of Nestle’s profit sum from 2018 that it contributed as corporate social responsibility under the mandate of Bangladesh’s labour law.

Nestle Bangladesh Limited has been a contributor at the fund since 2009. The company has so far contributed BDT 10.56 crore to the fund for the welfare of workers. So far, 126 companies have contributed to the central welfare fund.

The fund is used to compensate workers, provide aid for ailing workers, support the wards of workers and many other workers related welfare activities.

Among others present during the cheque handowver were Bangladesh Workers’ Welfare Foundation’s Director General Dr Anisul Awal, Nestle Bangladesh’s Finance and Control Director Sandwip Sethi, Corporate Affairs’ Director Nakib Khan, Legal and Tax Director Debabrata Roy Chowdhury and Payroll and Benefit Manager Fazle Rahim Masum.