Monday, 27 March, 2023

Bangladesh factory wins top green certificate

The country is now home to 51 top green factories out of 100 worldwide

  • Special Correspondent
  • 26 February, 2023 12:00 AM
  • Print news
Bangladesh factory wins top green certificate
The aerial view shows the Green Textile Limited Unit-4 installed solar panel to produce around 1 MW of electricity for its own consumption.

Bangladeshi-owned apparel factory the Green Textile Limited Unit-4 secured top position among the world’s top 100 green factories.

It received platinum certification from the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) with a score of 104 points, the highest ever industry category project in the world.

“It’s the first ever LEED green garment factory which secured a score of 104 points out of 110. We are proud of this achievement as it’s difficult for any factory to reach this level,” director of Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA) Mohiuddin Rubel told the daily sun.

He said a total of 51 Bangladeshi garment factories are among top 100 green factories.

"Our green initiatives have proved that the Bangladesh RMG industry is much safer and securer than others."

Green Textile Limited Unit-4 is a joint venture garments factory owned by joint venture EPIC Group and Envoy Legacy.

"The Green Textile is a joint venture ready-made garment factory owned by EPIC Group and Envoy Legacy," said

Md Tanvir Ahmed, managing director EPIC Group and Envoy Legacy.

About the use of green initiatives, he said the factory meets 85 percent of its power demand from renewable energy sources.

“We have produced around one megawatt of electricity from rooftop solar systems at the factory,” stated the owner of the factory which employs over 5 thousand people. Bangladesh has 190 LEED-certified factories.