Bagir Group Joins the Global Compact of the United Nations

Bagir Group Joins the Global Compact of the United Nations

Bagir Group joins leading global business in supporting ethical principles
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Bagir Group Joins the Global Compact of the United Nations
Tuesday, April 20, 2010 - 10:00am

CONTENT: Press Release

(3BLMedia/theCSRfeed) Israel - April 20, 2010 - Bagir Ltd., the Israel-based tailored apparel manufacturer, renowned for high-tech garment eco-innovations and manufacturer of the first recycled men's suit made from post-consumer waste plastic bottles, is proud to announce its participation in the most comprehensive framework worldwide to progress ethical principles in business and corporate social and environmental responsibility, the Global Compact of the United Nations. Bagir Group was accepted as a member of the Global Compact in March 2010, and has published its first Communication on Progress, a summary of the ways in which Bagir Group operates in support of the Global Compact principles in all aspects of its global business. The Communication is available on the Global Compact website:

Highlights include:
  • A commitment by CEO, Ofer Gilboa, to strengthening Bagir Group's Sustainability Program   and reporting publicly on progress on an annual basis.

  • The development of reduced carbon footprint EcoGir® tailored suit technology, which helps protect the environment by recycling, conserving energy and eliminating waste through use of post-consumer recycled plastics.

  • Manufacturing in all locations in line with the Ethical Trading Initiative Base Code.

  • Conversion of the Company's vehicle fleet in Israel to hybrid vehicles, saving 45% of fuel consumption per year.

  • Clear commitment to Human Rights, Employee Development and Community Empowerment.

Moshe Gadot, Bagir Group's VP for Global Marketing, said, "The Global Compact represents the Gold Standard for businesses who wish to succeed whilst acting responsibly towards society and the environment. This has been Bagir's way for many years. Joining the Global Compact strengthens our public commitment to respect and promote the core principles of responsible business alongside leading similar-minded Companies around the globe. "
The Global Compact is an international network of companies, UN agencies, trade unions and non-governmental organisations supporting a shared set of 10 principles on the environment, labour and human rights. For more information, see Bagir Group is one of the few Israeli based Companies to join this important initiative, and in doing so, hopes to spread awareness, particularly in the fashion and apparel sector, in the hope that other Israeli Companies will follow.
For further information, please contact:
Osnat Feingold
Marketing Communications Manager, Bagir Group Ltd
Tel: +972-8-6873320
Elaine Cohen
CSR Consultant to Bagir, Beyond Business Ltd
Tel: +972-3-560-7030
Bagir in brief:
Headquartered in Israel, Bagir Group Ltd is a global innovative tailoring provider, specializing in developing, manufacturing and marketing of high quality men and women’s tailored fashions. Bagir Group provides consumers with the ultimate wearing experience combing fashion, comfort, eco-friendly performance and value.
Bagir's collection is launched under a number of private labels with leading retail chains in the United States, UK, Germany, Spain and Israel. Bagir has international sales offices located in the UK, US and Germany.
During the past few years, the company has successfully launched highly innovative tailored suits and garments such as the comfortable AeriFlex® suit, which allows unprecedented arm movement without stretching the jacket, the revolutionary washable suit – a wool blend suit that can be washed and tumble dried at home and the EcoGir® Recycled – the world's first ever suit made out of recycled material.