Tuesday, 30 November, 2021

BGMEA opens Bangladesh pavilion at COP26

  • Staff Correspondent
  • 3 November, 2021 12:00 AM
  • Print news

Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers’ and Exporters Association of Bangladesh (BGMEA) has opened Bangladesh pavilion at the official venue of COP26 to showcase RMG sector’s sustainability and green initiatives.

The 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) kicked off in Glasgow, Scotland on October 31.

The pavilion was inaugurated in the official venue of COP26 on November 01, says a release.

State Minister for Foreign Affairs Md Shahriar Alam and BGMEA’s official delegation headed by its President Faruque Hassan attended the inaugural ceremony of COP26.

The BGMEA delegation also included Vice President Miran Ali, Directors Asif Ashraf and Abdullah Hil Rakib, and Shams Mahmud, Managing Director of Shasha Denims Ltd.

BGMEA presented its Sustainability Reporting 2020 made based on Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) along with its SDG Reporting on 47 member factories. Besides, a video presentation on the sustainability strides of Bangladesh’s RMG industry is also being showed in the Bangladesh Pavilion.

A good number of visitors including many brands and international media visited the pavilion and praised the achievements of Bangladesh’s apparel industry in the area of environmental sustainability.

Bangladesh is home to the highest number of green garment factories in the world with the Leadership in Environmental and Energy in Design (LEED) certification given by the United States Green Building Council (USGBC).

Bangladesh has 150 LEED Green factories, of which 44 are Platinum rated and 93 are Gold rated. Moreover, 40 out of top 100 green factories of the world belong to Bangladesh while 500 more are in the process of getting certification. It proves the focused drive of the industry in the area of environmental sustainability.