Bangladesh now home to world’s best green factory

A Bangladeshi textile factory has become the world’s highest platinum rated green factory as the production unit topped the list of the international green building certification agency.

Green Textile Limited Unit 4, a joint concern of Epic Group and Envoy Legacy of Bangladesh, scored 104 out of 110, the highest in the globe. Green Textile Limited Unit 4 at Nijhury Baraid in Mymensingh’s Bhaluka overtook PT Ungaran Sari Garments Pringapus 6 and 7 of Indonesia.

Now Bangladesh has both the highest rated and the highest number of green garment factories in the world.

The Indonesian garment factory was the highest platinum rated green garment factory in the world since May 2018 with a score of 101, according to data from the United Stated Green Building Council (USGBC).

USGBC is the certifying company for the global Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) factories for green initiatives.

Two weeks ago, Bangladesh became home to 52 out of 100 top green industrial units worldwide after KDS IDR Limited, a garment factory in Kalurghat, received platinum certification from LEED programme on February 1.

Platinum certification is the highest category in the ranking system while gold is the second highest and silver third.

There is also a fourth category for industrial units that just meet the minimum requirements.

Being the global champion in LEED certified factories, Bangladesh has 63 platinum rated garment units while another 110 are gold rated, 10 are silver rated and four are just certified.

Besides, more than 500 other garment factories are awaiting LEED certification by the USGBC for their green initiatives, according to the Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association.