Bangladesh now has 171 LEED certified RMG factories & 550+ in the pipeline

One RMG units get recognized as green- Sharaf Apparels Washing&Dyeing Industries

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 171.The latest, Sharaf ApparelsWashing&Dyeing Industries were rated with LEED Platinum certified.

The Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA) on Monday 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 53 are platinum rated, 104 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.