30 firms awarded for green initiatives

Business Desk :
The labour ministry presented the “Green Factory Award” to 30 firms in six categories yesterday for their outstanding contribution in saving the environment and employment creation.
Begum Monnujan Sufian, state minister for labour and employment, handed over the awards at Osmani Memorial Auditorium in Dhaka. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina joined the event virtually.
The recipients include 15 garment factories, three food processing companies, four tea estates, two leather goods industries, three plastic factories and three pharmaceutical factories.
Sufian said the award was introduced to inspire local industries to be more competitive in global business and the ministry would give this award every year.
The state minister also said the Department of Inspection for Factories and Establishments has created 31 health guidelines to operate factories during the Covid-19 time.