Bangladesh now has 167 LEED certified green garment factories

Two more RMG factories get recognized as green- Jeans Plus Ltd & Mehnaz Styles & Craft Ltd

Desk Report: The United States Green Building Council (USGBC) has recognized two more readymade garment factories of Bangladesh as green, raising the total number of environment-friendly establishments in the apparel sector to 167.

The latest, Jeans Plus Ltd and Mehnaz Styles & Craft Limited were rated with gold certified.

The Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA) on Sunday informed journalists about the achievement. The factories received the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certificates from the USGBC on 12 December last year (2021), it said.

Bangladesh is the global leader having the highest number of green garment buildings, where 50 are platinum rated, 103 gold rated, 10 silver, and 4 have no rating. Dozens more units are in the process of achieving LEED certification. Out of the top 10 USGBC LEED certified factories, 7 are in Bangladesh.

The council honours factories based on several criteria – transformation performance, energy, water, waste management. The best performers are rated with platinum, followed by gold and silver.