12 Jun 2024, 18:40

2 more RMG factories get LEED certification, total number reaches 220

DHAKA, June 12, 2024 (BSS) - Two more readymade garment (RMG) factories of the country have achieved the recognition of the LEED certification as of June 12, 2024 raising the total number of the LEED certified factories to 220.

As of May this year, the number of the LEED certification factories was 218, with 12 factories earning the certification in the past five months.

LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is a globally recognised green building rating system that emphasizes environmental responsibility and energy efficiency.

The recognition of the LEED certification refers to underscoring the country's commitment to green initiatives within the garment sector, said Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA) Director Mohiuddin Rubel.

Of the 220 certified factories, 84 have achieved the highest platinum rating, 122 have earned gold, 10 silver and 4 are certified, as reported by the BGMEA.

The newly certified factories are Cotton Club & Cotton Clout-Building 1 of Gazipur's Kashimpur and Graphics Textiles Limited of Dhaka's Dhamrai, with achieving 71 and 78 scores respectively in the gold category.

Bangladesh's achievements over the years have positioned the country as a leader in the global sustainable fashion movement, with 56 out of the 100 LEED-certified green factories worldwide located here, according to BGMEA.

This includes 9 of the top 10 and 18 of the top 20 LEED-certified factories globally, said BGMEA data.

The geographic distribution of these certifications within Bangladesh illustrates the RMG industry's widespread commitment to sustainability.


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