Four companies of Pran-RFL win Green Factory Award
Four companies operated by Pran-RFL Group won the Green Factory Award-2020 in two categories today.
Of them, Habiganj Agro Ltd received the award in the food processing category while Banga Building Materials Ltd, Allplast Bangladesh Ltd and Durable Plastics Ltd won in the plastic sector.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina virtually participated in the programme as chief guest.
Begum Monnujan Sufian, state minister for Labour and Employment, handed over the award on behalf of the prime minister at the Osmani Memorial Auditorium, Dhaka.
Uzma Chowdhury, director of corporate finance at Pran-RFL Group, received the award on behalf of Habiganj Agro and RN Paul, managing director, received the award on behalf of Durable Plastics.
Dilip Kumar Sutradhar, executive director of Banga Building Materials, and Sayed Hossain Chowdhury, chief operating officer of Allplast Bangladesh, also received awards from the minister.
"From the very beginning of the construction of the factory, we have given utmost importance to the environment in its design, infrastructure and other installations, following an eco-friendly process in every step from production to marketing," said Kamruzzaman Kamal, director of marketing at Pran-RFL Group.
"We thank the government for inspiring us through such an award," he added.
The award was introduced by the Ministry of Labour and Employment in a bid to increase investment in industries for the use of environment-friendly technologies, and employing more skilled workers in safe and decent working conditions.
This year, the award was given in six categories. The green factory award will be given every two years from now on.
Md Ehsan-E-Elahi, secretary to the labour and employment ministry, was also present.