30 industrial units honored wih ‘Green Factory Award’

The step aims to encourage local industries to participate in global competition

Published : 08 Dec 2021 08:59 PM | Updated : 09 Dec 2021 10:35 PM

With an aim to encouraging  the local industrial institutions for competitive participation in the global  arena the government has introduced the 'Green Factory  Award, 2020'. 

In the maiden year, the Ministry of Labour and Employment  has honored a total of 30 institutions from six sectors with the 'Green Factory Award' in a ceremony on Wednesday marking the birth centenary of the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. 

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina joined the ceremony virtually as the chief guest.

On behalf of the Premier, State Minister for Labour and Employment Begum  Monnujan Sufian handed over the prizes to the representatives of the award  winner at Osmani Memorial Auditorium in the city. 

From this year, the award will be given every year, the handout said,  adding that under the policy formulated for the award, 30 institutions from  six sectors have been selected considering some criteria related to labor  quality such as essential compliance, environmental compliance, institutional  compliance and innovative activities. 

The institutions are 15 factories from garment sector, three institutions  from food processing sector and four from tea industry sector, two from  leather industry sector, three from plastic sector and three from  pharmaceutical industry sector.

The 15 garment factories are Remi Holdings Limited, Tarasima Apparels  Limited, Plummy Fashions Limited, Mithela Textile Industries Limited, Vintage  Denim Studio Limited, AR Jeans Producer Limited, Karooni Knit Composite  Limited, Designer Fashion Limited, Kenpark Bangladesh Apparel Private Limited  (Kenpark Unit 2), Green Textile Limited (Unit-3), Four H Dyeing and Printing  Limited, Wisdom Attires Limited, Mahmuda Attires Limited, Snowtex Outerwear  Limited and Auko-Tex Limited. 

The institutions from food processing sector are Habiganj Agro Limited,  Akij Food and Beverage Limited and Ifad Multi Products Limited. 

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Four institutions from tea industry sector are Gazipur Cha Bagan (Gazipur  tea garden), Laskarpur Cha Bagan (Laskarpur tea garden), Jagchara Tea Factory  and Neptune Cha Bagan (Neptune tea garden). 

Two factories from leather industry sector are Apex Footwear Limited and  Edison Footwear Limited. 

Three institutions from plastic sector are Banga Building Materials  Limited, Allplast Bangladesh Limited and Durable Plastic Limited. 

Three institutions from pharmaceutical industry are Square Pharmaceuticals  Limited, Beximco Pharmaceuticals Limited and Incepta Pharmaceuticals Limited.