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MT Sweaters obtained USGBC LEED Platinum Certificate

Bangladesh-based 100% export-oriented Sweaters manufacturing company MT Sweaters Limited has achieved a Platinum Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certificate for existing building design by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). The project has achieved platinum certification under the v4.1 Operations and Maintenance Existing Building rating system with a total of 82 points.

Santanu Dutta Gupta
Figure 01: USGBC-GBCI Associate Director (Market Development) Santanu Dutta Gupta handed over the certificate to Dr. Md. Mizanur Rahman Apu, Managing Director, and CEO of MT Sweaters Limited.

The certificate was officially handed over to the Chief Executive Officer of the organization during a formal ceremony held at a hotel in the capital on Saturday evening. At the event, USGBC-GBCI Associate Director (Market Development) Santanu Dutta Gupta handed over the certificate to Managing Director, and CEO,  Dr. Md. Mizanur Rahman Apu.

In response to receiving the certificate, Alhaj Dr. Md. Mizanur Rahman Apu stated, “It is with great pride and excitement to we celebrate a monumental achievement of Platinum LEED certification by MT Sweaters Limited. This recognition marks a significant milestone in our journey towards sustainability and environmental stewardship.”

“The LEED certification is not just a testament to our commitment to reducing our environmental footprint; it reflects our dedication to integrating sustainable practices into every aspect of our operations. Achieving this certification required rigorous adherence to environmental standards, innovative approaches to energy efficiency, waste reduction, and a steadfast commitment from every member of our team.”

Dr. Md. Mizanur Rahman Apu MT Sweaters Limited
Figure 02: Managing Director, and CEO, Dr. Md. Mizanur Rahman Apu, MT Sweaters Limited. Said This recognition marks a significant milestone in our journey towards sustainability and environmental stewardship.

“This accomplishment is a result of our collective effort and shared vision. From the initial planning stages to the implementation of green technologies and processes, everyone played a vital role. Our engineers and designers have worked tirelessly to optimize our facilities, reducing energy consumption and implementing renewable energy sources. Our production teams have embraced new, eco-friendly methods, ensuring that our processes are as efficient and sustainable as possible.”

“MT Sweaters Limited is part of the Shahana Group, and we are determined to deliver the best quality products to our customers within the stipulated time,” he added.

Dr. Fatema Rahman, Chairman and CEO MT Sweaters Limited said “I would like to extend my deepest gratitude to every team member for their hard work, dedication, and unwavering commitment to our environmental goals and achieving LEED certification. Your efforts have made this achievement possible and will continue to drive our success in the future.”

“Let us take a moment to reflect on what we have accomplished, and let it inspire us to continue striving for excellence in sustainability. Together, we are making a positive impact on our environment and setting a standard for future generations.” She further added.

Dr. Fatema Rahman Chairman and CEO MT Sweaters
Figure 03: Dr. Fatema Rahman, Chairman and CEO MT Sweaters Limited delivering a speech at the event.

USGBC-GBCI Associate Director (Market Development) Santanu Dutta Gupta expressed the importance of LEED certification. He said, “LEED certification is a globally recognized symbol of sustainability achievement, and it is backed by an entire industry of committed organizations and individuals paving the way for market transformation.”

“The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Certificate is a milestone, but it also serves as a reminder of the ongoing responsibility we have towards our planet. We must continue to innovate, to push the boundaries of what is possible, and to lead by example in the manufacturing industry. Sustainability is a continuous journey, and USGBC is committed to continually improving and evolving our practices.” He further added.

With the new certification of MT Sweaters, Bangladesh now has 214 Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certified factories, with 80 achieving Platinum status and 120 Gold, according to data from the Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA). In 2024, eight RMG factories earned the LEED certification, of which 4 were Platinum and 4 Gold.

LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is the world’s most widely used green building rating system. LEED certification provides a framework for healthy, highly efficient, and cost-saving green buildings, which offer environmental, social and governance benefits. LEED certification is a globally recognized symbol of sustainability achievement and leadership.

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