Bangladesh has highest number of green garment factories

Ten more garment factories received the top billing from the United States Green Building Council (USGBC) to take the total to 24, the highest in the world, in a heartening development for Bangladesh’s apparel sector, whose image has been battered by incidents of industrial accidents.
Of the 24 platinum-rated LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) factories in Bangladesh, six are amongst the top 10 in the world.
"In every consideration, Bangladesh has the highest number of green garment factories in the world," said the USGBC.
Overall, the total number of LEED-certified garment factories in Bangladesh is 90, including the 24 platinum rated buildings, according to the USGBC.
Although the buyers do not pay any extra money for green buildings, such initiative helps a lot in branding of the country or the company, said Mohiuddin Rubel, representative of Bangladesh at the USGBC’s chief executive officer’s advisory council.

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