Since its founding in 1998, Bangladesh Employers’ Federation (BEF) now stands as an all-country organization representing all sectors of industry, trade, and services. The Federation represents nearly 90 percent of the established employers in the private sector, all the Sector Corporations and autonomous bodies, such as, Bangladesh Jute Mills Corporation, Bangladesh Power Development Board, etc., individual enterprises, and sectoral line associations of specific industries, i.e., ready made garments, leather, agro-processing, frozen food, etc.
BEF engages itself in a wide range of activities covering social, labour, employment, and economic issues. BEF’s services to members cover all aspects of industrial relations. The Federation has dedicated its attention and activities towards improvement of industrial-relations as a vital input in economic development. Besides, the Federation has developed its activities concerning Gender Equality, Corporate Social Activities, Decent Work, Global Compact issues, and other relevant socio-economic issues.
- To protect and promote the legitimate rights, and represent the views of employers on Employment and related Socio economic policy issues at national and international level .
- To facilitate Labour Market efficiency and skills development for enterprise sustainability and national economic growth.