24 RMG units in Bangladesh receive LEED certification in 2023: BGMEA

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মঙ্গলবার, জানুয়ারি ২, ২০২৪
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Fibre2Fashion: Twenty-four readymade garment (RMG) factories in Bangladesh this year received the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification, the globally recognized green building rating system.

This brings the country’s total LEED-certified green factories to 206, according to Mohiuddin Rubel, director of the Bangladesh Garments Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA).

Seventy-six factories got the prestigious platinum rating, and 116 received the gold rating, he was quoted as saying by domestic media reports.

Of the 24 newly LEED-certified factories, 16 were awarded the platinum rating, while the remaining achieved the gold rating.

Standout performers this year include S.M. Sourcing (106 points) and Green Textiles Limited Unit 4 (104 points). Both Integra Dresses and Knit Asia Limited got 99 points, Lida Textile & Dying Limited got 97 points, and Liz Fashion Industry Limited scored 96 points, BGMEA said.

Fifty-four out of 100 LEED-certified green factories worldwide are located in the country now. This includes nine of the top 10 and 18 of the top 20 such factories globally.

Most of the 2023 certifications were in Gazipur (15 factories), followed by Dhaka (4), Chattogram (3), and Mymensingh (2).

Over 500 factories in the country are in the process of obtaining LEED certification now.