Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN)– Envoy Textiles Limited, a leading Bangladeshi denim producer, has achieved first Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Platinum Certification for its environment-friendly operation.
The LEED is a rating system devised by the United States Green Building Council (USGBC) to evaluate the environmental performance of a building and encourage market transformation towards sustainable design.
The four types of rating for Eco-friendly establishments are – Green, Silver, Gold and Platinum of which Platinum is the highest recognition.
“Definitely, it’s a prestigious achievement for us as we’re in the apparel and clothing company, which has been rated the LEED first-ever among the global Denim Mills,” Abdus Salam Murshedy, Managing Director of the company, said.
Envoy Textile, located at Bhaluka under Mymensingh district, was established in 2005 and started the commercial production in early 2008. Annual production capacity is 24 million meters fabrics.
The factory produces high-value denim fabrics for renowned retailers such as Marks & Spencer, GAP, Wrangler, Tesco and Next.
Mr. Murshedy also a former president of Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA) said the company plans to expand operations to meet demand from the customers.
Bangladesh’s garment sector is increasingly moving towards green building initiatives to impress the growing tribe of eco-minded international retailers, and in the process, grab more work orders.
A total of 28 garment factories of Bangladesh so far have adopted green technologies, and more than 150 are on the way to receive LEED certification, according to industry insiders.