Desk Report: Bangladesh has touched the milestone of having 150 US Green Building Council’s (USGBC) Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certified green apparel factories, the highest among any country.
According to the Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA), the country now has 44 platinum green factories, 93 gold, 9 silver and another 4 LEED certified factory buildings. More than 500 garment factories are waiting for the LEED certification from the USGBC.
Most of green factories are located in Dhaka, followed by Gazipur, Chattogram and Narayanganj . Savar , Comilla Habiganj Recently BGMEA has been awarded the 2021 USGBC Leadership Award by the US Green Building Council (USGBC) for green initiatives in the apparel industry.
Bangladesh RMG industry touched another milestone. We now have 150 LEED certified green factories. It is the only industry of the world with such huge portfolio, we can now only exceeding our self said, Mohiuddin Rubel Director, BGMEA
Our nearest competitor here is Vietnam where they have 110 but including all industry and we have 150 for only apparel where as we do have 170 in total covering all other industries, he added