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Total number of LEED Certified garment factories in Bangladesh reaches 150

  

With one more Bangladesh factory, the Denim Processing Plant acquiring the Leadership in Energy and Environment Design (LEED) certificate, the total number LEED certified garment factories in the country has grown to 150.

The certificate from the US Green Building Council (USGBC) will steady the country's global top position in green revolution in the textile and readymade garment sector, says Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA).

In all Bangladesh will have 44 platinum, 93 gold, nine silver and four lead-rated certificates. The country owns nine out of the top 10 environment-friendly garment factories in the world. It also houses 39 of the top 100 global platinum factories in the world

In May 2012, Bangladesh's Vintage Denim Studio was recognized as the first LEED platinum certified factory in the world.

Apparel entrepreneurs in the country have stepped up their investments in green initiatives post the 2013 Rana Plaza building collapse, which killed 1,134 people and injured more than 2,000.

As per Faruqe Hassan, President, BGMEA, these have helped recover the image of the industry and also the country.

 
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