Bangladesh’s textile and apparel industry set a benchmark of sustainability by reaching 150 LEED-certified Green factories. Of them, 44 are platinum-rated, 93 gold-rated and 9 are silver-rated.
The Bangladesh government decided to honor 15 readymade garments (RMG) factories with the Green Factory Award for their extraordinary contribution to saving the environment and creating jobs.
The Labor Ministry recently said that the awards will be given in six categories to green factories in appreciation of their efforts to keep carbon emissions low, tackle global warming and address the impact of climate change locally and globally.
Ministry told that at the marking the celebration of the birth anniversary of the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is expected to hand over the awards to the winners on December 8 in Dhaka.
The garment factories are Remi Holdings, Tarasima Apparels, Plummy Fashions, Mithela Textiles Industries, Vintage Denim Studio, AR Jeans Producer, Karooni Knit Composite, Designer Fashion, Kenpark Bangladesh Apparel (Kenpark Unit 2), Green Textile (Unit -3), Four H Dyeing & Printing, Wisdom Attires, Mahmuda Attires, Snowtex Outwear, and Oeko-Tex.
Of the top 10 global green garment factories, nine are in Bangladesh, which is a remarkable achievement and uplifted the image of the country.