Bangladesh at the top in terms of green garment factories
Within span of five years, Bangladesh has taken huge leap in terms of world class garmenting units, post Rana Plaza and Tazreen mishaps. Recently 10 additional garment factories received the platinum-rated LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification from the United States Green Building Council (USGBC). Now total 24, factories in Bangladesh are Leed platinum rated amongst which 10 are in top ten in the world.
As per USGBC, Bangladesh has the highest number of green garment factories in the world; overall, the total number of LEED-certified garment factories in Bangladesh is 90, including the 24 platinum rated buildings.
It’s ironical that the international retail industry wants to work with world class factories and expect them to produce flawless garments, however they don’t want to pay extra penny for green buildings which are constructed with huge investments.Bangladesh News Sustainability