Desk Report: Bangladesh has touched the milestone of having 163 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 49 platinum green factories, 100 gold, 10 silver and another 4 LEED certified factory buildings. More than 500 garment factories are waiting for the LEED certification from the USGBC.
Now, Bangladesh has the largest number of green factories in the world and it is growing even more said, Mohiuddin Rubel, Director, BGMEA. He also said that they are moving towards a sustainable and green infrastructure in the apparel sector.
According to the BGMEA, LEED Certification status based on June- July 2022-Sharmin Fashion Ltd-Unit 2(Platinum-83) and AKH knitting & Dyeing Ltd, Ext unit(Gold-63) achieves LEED( Platinum ,Gold) by 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.