After a systematic journey to be a green infrastructure the knitwear manufacturing factory Fatullah Apparels Ltd. received the LEED Platinum Certification from the USGBC, with the score of 97 out of 110 points on September 07.
Fatullah Apparels Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Founder Fazlee Shamim Ehsan said, “This achievement is not only for me but also for Bangladesh. Now we can say with pride that Bangladesh’s apparel industry is much safer than others.”
“It was my dream that my factory would become one of the best eco-friendly factories in the world and accordingly I set it up in a planned way. Thanks to almighty that finally I achieved it,” he said with joy.
And gave special thanks to LEED Consultant Keerthi of Environ Ltd and Architect Farzana of ARCHVIZ, who worked hard for this milestone achievement.
According to Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA) data, after receiving the certification of the three factories, the country has 171 green certified apparel factories now, which is a record compared to any other countries, and 500 other factories are awaiting for certification.
Fatullah Apparels Ltd achieved LEED certification for implementing practical and measurable strategies and solutions aimed at achieving high performance in location and transportation, sustainable site development, water efficiency, energy and atmosphere, materials and resources, Indoor environmental quality and Innovation.
Also it was set up on a two two-storey buildings – one is used for production and the other for administration. Electricity supply for both buildings came through renewable energy and national grid line. The factory reserves rain water.
The factory comply with all codes of conducts of compliance, even they are also enjoying many extra facilities than other factories such as high wages.