About Anwarul Islam
Environmental Sustainability Professional,
Currently studying M. Phil in Chemical Engineering at JCU
Anwarul has been working for over 12 years on environmental sustainability and chemical management within the manufacturing, supply chain, and consultancy sectors. In his career journey, he worked on various projects funded by various clients such as IFC (International Finance Corporation), GIZ (German Corporation for International Cooperation GmbH), BGMEA (Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers, and Exporters Association), NIKE, PUMA, Carrefour, Tchibo GmbH. He is passionate about the sustainability of environment and resources management through a circular economy approach where possible.
With a solid background in chemical engineering and technology, he is a certified auditor of Environmental Management System in line with ISO 14001 and OSHAS 18001.
He successfully completed several projects with substantial financial saving through energy, water, and waste minimisation, and efficient chemical management in the manufacturing units in line with GHS and REACH guidelines for EU brands sourcing from South Asia.
IFC led Partnership for Cleaner Textile (PaCT) and PUMA sponsored PUMASAVE: He successfully assessed more than 50 manufacturing factories to established baseline KPI (key performance indicator) of water, energy, CO2, and waste management, and came up with the recommendation to improve minimum 25% from the baseline by one year on their environmental sustainability performance.
GIZ-funded Resource Efficient Management of Chemicals in Textile and Leather Sector Companies: He successfully audited the chemical management practices in compliance with zero discharge of hazardous chemicals (ZDHC) compliance and GHS (global harmonised system).
Carrefour Chemical Management program: He wrote a chemical management toolkit for Carrefour (French retailer) suppliers located in South Asia. Efficient resource management including water and chemicals created a substantial impact on suppliers’ CSR (corporate social responsibility) in Bangladesh and India.
Being a professional trainer of wastewater treatment plant operation and basic Environmental Management System in line with ISO 14001 and OSHAS 18001, he trained more than 500 ground level and mid-level management staffs across the industries.