Desk Report: The United States Green Building Council (USGBC) has recognised two more readymade garment factories in Bangladesh as green – raising the total number of environment-friendly establishments in the apparel sector to 180.
The latest, Victoria Intimates Ltd, in Boiragirchala, Dhaka, and Dresden Textiles Ltd in Trishal, Mymensingh, received gold ratings.
Bangladesh is the global leader having the highest number of green garment buildings, where 58 are platinum rated, 108 gold rated, 10 silver, and four have no rating.
The country has been receiving the certificate since 2001. In the recently concluded year, 27 RMG factories were recognised as LEED
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.
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.