The Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA) has been honoured with Green Leadership Award 2021 for its exemplary leadership in developing Bangladesh as the home of the highest number of green garment factories in the world. BGMEA President Faruque Hassan received the award at a program organized by GreenTech Foundation Bangladesh in collaboration with Sustainable Finance Division, Bangladesh Bank in Dhaka on January 11.
Currently, Bangladesh has 155 factories certified as LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) by the USGBC. Of them, 46 are LEED platinum-rated and 95 are LEED gold-rated units. 500 more factories are in the process of achieving LEED certification. BGMEA joined the UN Fashion Industry Charter with an ambition to reduce GHG emissions by 30 percent within 2030.