Bangladesh now has 178 LEED green garment factories

Two more RMG factories in the country have been recognised as “green factory” totaling the number of LEED green factories to 178 in Bangladesh, reports news agency BSS.

Of the two newly recognised factories, one got a platinum rating while the other got a gold rating.

In the current year, a total of 13 RMG factories got recognition as LEED green factories under the platinum rating category.

The two new factories which got “green factory” certificates are Bornali Collections Ltd. at Hazaribagh in Narayanganj (gold rating) and Bangladesh Export Import Company Limited at Beximco Industrial Park in Gazipur (platinum rating).

“When the orders of Bangladeshi RMG items are falling down in the global market during this economic crisis, then such kind of recognition would definitely boost our mental confidence”

-Mohiuddin Rubel, BGMEA director

Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA) director Mohiuddin Rubel told BSS on Saturday.

He said the latest recognition of two factories as “green factory” would strengthen further the branding of the RMG industry of Bangladesh and thus boost the buyers’ confidence.

Besides, Rubel said this is good news for the RMG industry during this difficult time of global situation and also during the energy crisis.

“Recognition of 13 factories as platinum factories is a big achievement for us. When the orders of Bangladeshi RMG items are falling down in the global market during this economic crisis, then such kind of recognition would definitely boost our mental confidence,” he added.

The BGMEA director mentioned that all concerned stakeholders are doing whatever is necessary to build safe and environment-friendly sustainable factories for which the confidence of buyers is now getting stronger towards Bangladesh side by side they are also supporting the RMG owners.

Bangladesh is now in the top position in terms of having green factories.

There are now 58 factories with platinum ratings, 106 factories with gold ratings, and 10 factories with silver ratings. However, four factories did not get any rating, but received certificates.

BGMEA officials said that good numbers of factories are also in the process of receiving leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) or green factory certificates.