The United States Green Building Council (USGBC) has recognised three more factories in Bangladesh as green, raising the total number of environment-friendly establishments in the apparel sector to 176.
C A Knitwear Ltd.
Gazipur, Bangladesh, 1703
Last certified on: October 10, 2022
Certification level: Platinum, Points: 87
Silken Sewing Ltd. – Building 1
Baniarchala (Member Bari),
Gazipur, Bangladesh, 1702
Last certified on: October 11, 2022
Certification level: Platinum, Points-92
Sultana Sweaters Ltd.
Meherabari, Mymensingh,Bangladesh, 2240
Last certified on: October 12, 2022
Certification level: Platinum, Points – 81
The Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA) on Saturday informed journalists about the achievement, saying the factories received the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certificates from the USGBC on 18 January and 21 January respectively.
In this crisis moment, Bangladesh is the global leader in green factories having the highest number of green garment buildings. Due to the green buildings still, global buyers are very confident in our factory on sustainability said, Mohiuddin Rubel Director, BGMEA.
Bangladesh is the global leader in green factories having the highest number of green garment buildings, where 57 are platinum rated, 105 gold-rated, 10 silver, and 4 have no rating. Dozens more units are in the process of achieving the LEED certification.
Out of the top 10 USGBC LEED-certified factories, seven are in Bangladesh.
The country has been receiving the certificate since 2001. In the recently concluded year, 24 RMG factories were recognised as green.
The council honours factories based on several criteria – transformation performance, energy, water, and waste management. The best performers are rated with platinum, followed by gold and silver.