In Bangladesh the textile, garment and leather industry is crucial for the economic development of the country. In total it employs almost five million people, of which approximately 80% are women. The core issue is that national environmental standards, labour laws and international standards are met insufficiantly by the factories of the textile, garment and leather industry. The project follows a multi-level and multi-stakeholder approach, which includes a cooperation with ministries and public authorities, trade associations and companies as well as with non-governmental organisations. The strategy of the project is to strengthen capacities, which are essential for the compliance of social and environmental standards, with the help of shared responsibility models. The project is funded by the Federal German Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development.