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Bangladesh tops with highest number of LEED-certified garment factories


Bangladesh has emerged as the country with the highest number of LEED-certified garment factories. The country currently has 215 LEED green factories, with 81platinum rated, 120 gold, 10 silver and four only green certified.

Of the top 100 green garment factories globally, 55 are located in Bangladesh, making the country the global champion in the green garment category. 

The US Green Building Council (USGBC) recently awarded Fashion Makers Ltd with the green certification in Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED). 

Located at Gargharia Masterbari at Sreepur, Fashion Makers received the green LEED certification in platinum category. Sixteen other countries all together have 45 top green garment factories, according to data from Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA). 

The countries with the second and third highest numbers of LEED-certified green garment factories are Pakistan (nine) and India (eight).



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