Two more RMG factories get LEED award for green initiatives
Two more garment factories in Bangladesh have been awarded the "Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED)" by the US Green Building Council (USGBC) for their green initiatives in production.
This raises the number of green garment factories in the country to 202, according to data from the Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA).
Universal Menswear in Narayanganj and Pacific Blue Jeans Wear Ltd in Dhaka received the gold certification, BGMEA said on Sunday.
Currently, Bangladesh has 73 platinum-rated green garment factories, 115 gold-rated, 10 silver-rated and four green-certified units.
Bangladesh is home to 13 out of 15 top-rated LEED green factories in the world, BGMEA President Faruque Hassan said in a press release.
Some 500 factories are in the pipeline to secure the certification from the USGBC.