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LEED’s certification for Bangladesh’s Envoy Textiles’ green initiatives

Leading garment exporter of Bangladesh, Envoy Textiles has been recognised by a US organisation for its green initiatives that helped save a significant amount of energy and water in its production process. Envoy Textiles received the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design's (LEED) platinum certification - the first Bangladeshi exporter to get the recognition from US-based Green Building Council in the denim category.

Platinum is the highest level of green-factory certification that a structure can earn and LEED is a popular green building certification programme used worldwide. The procedure includes a set of rating systems for design, construction, operation, and maintenance of green buildings, homes, and neighborhoods. The programme aims to help building owners and operators be environmentally responsible and use resources efficiently. Envoy Textiles saves 30 per cent electricity by means of the green initiatives, according to Abdus Salam Murshedy, managing director of the company.

The factory in Bhaluka of Mymensingh produces high-value denim fabrics for renowned retailers such as Marks & Spencer, GAP, Wrangler, Tesco and Next. This recognition is a reward for the 10-year old factory after it met standards by improving working conditions and adopting the environmental protection system in its production process.