A total of 30 institutions from six sectors will be given the 'Green Factory Award' this year for the first time, commemorating the birth centenary of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is expected to handover the award as the chief guest at a function on December 8, said a handout recently.
The Ministry of Labour and Employment has introduced the 'Green Factory Award, 2020' aiming at building Bangabandhu's 'Sonar Bangla' and encouraging the local industrial institutions for competitive participation in the global arena.
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.