Bangladesh has taken the foremost position in sustainable green industrialisation in the readymade garment (RMG) sector with the sub-continental region’s highest number of 67 USGBC LEED certified factories.
“Bangladesh is in lead position in South Asia in setting up green RMG factories,” said P Gopalakrishnan, Managing Director, Asia Pacific and Middle East Markets, of Green Building Certification Inc (GBCI).
Gopalakrishnan said it while addressing an award ceremony at the BGMEA (Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association) headquarters in the city on Thursday.
He also stated that 13 of those 67 that achieved United States Green Building Certification (USGBC) LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design), are platinum ranked.
Indonesia is in second position while India securing third spot.
More 280 factories are registered with the USGBC for LEED certification, added he.
BGMEA in collaboration with USGBC and GBCI awarded the 13 LEED Platinum ranked factories for their high performance in green industrialisation.
The award receiver companies are Remi Holdings Ltd, Tarasima Apparels Ltd, Plummy Fashions Ltd, Vintage Denim Studio Ltd, Columbia Washing Plant Ltd, Echotex Ltd, SQ Celsius Unit 2 Ltd, Kaniz Fashions Ltd, Genesis Washing Ltd, Genesis Fashions Ltd, SQ Birichina Ltd, SQ Colblanc Ltd and Envoy Textiles Ltd.
At the function, BGMEA President Md Siddiqur Rahman the country has taken a silent position in green revolution in RMG industry.
“The world’s highest rated LEED Platinum denim factory, knit, washing plant and textile mill, all are located in Bangladesh”, he added.
Forest and Environment Minister Anisul Islam was present as chief guest.
Besides, BGMEA vice presidents Mohammed Nasir and SM Mannan Kochi, among others, were present at the event.
USGBC developed LEED to recognise best practices in design, construction and operations of buildings and communities that protect the environment, human health and the bottom line.
GBCI is the exclusive certifying and credentialing body for all the LEED projects worldwide.