Bangladesh has strengthened its position as the global leader in green apparel factories, as the country now has 184 such factories with Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification from the United States of Green Building Council (USGBC).
Amanat Shah Fabrics of Narsingdi’s Panchdona has received this year’s first LEED certification from the USGBC, BGMEA Director Md Mohiuddin Rubel said Wednesday.
The apparel factory got the gold certification with a score of 68 out of 100, he added.
Of the 184 green-certified factories, 60 are platinum-rated, 110 gold-rated, 10 silver-rated, and four are green-certified, according to the USGBC.
The USGBC honours factories based on several criteria – transformation performance, energy, water, and waste management. The best performers are rated with platinum, followed by gold and silver.
Published by HT Digital Content Services with permission from United News of Bangladesh.