A Bangladesh-based garment factory, SM Sourcing Ltd, has been ranked the world’s top LEED Green Factory ranking and has garnered an impressive score of 106 out of a possible 110.
Earlier, this ranking was held by one plant of another Bangladesh apparel producer, Green Textiles Ltd, with 104 points.
The Bangladesh clothing sector has made notable strides as 54 of the world’s top 100-LEED-ranked factories are now in the country. There are 9 of the top 10 and 18 of the top 20 LEED factories in Bangladesh.
The country has 206 LEED Green factories, of which 76 are Platinum rated and 116 Gold-rated. Twenty-four garment factories were certified in just the last six months.
Experts opine that the Bangladesh apparel sector’s fast growth in the number of LEED-certified green factories reveals the industry’s commitment to environmental sustainability.