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.