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DBL Group publishes third consecutive ‘Sustainability Report’

DBL Group has published its Sustainability Report 2016. This report is the 3rd consecutive sustainability report the company has published. DBL has shown successfully that the textile and RMG companies can invest in building sustainability department inside and can get benefits of such reporting.

With the publication of the report DBL group has reported around 30% growth in export of the company and around 36% growth in economic value retention in the 2015-16 financial year in compared to 2014-15 financial year. The group is currently employing 24,500 people and in the process of adding more 10,000 people in the year 2017.

Figure 1: Inauguration of the DBL Group Sustainability Report 2017.
Figure 1: Inauguration of the DBL Group Sustainability Report 2017.

The 2016 report has been the third consecutive sustainability report of the company. The report is built on 5 pillars of sustainability namely People, Process, Product, Environment and Community, This time DBL sustainability activities has been aligned with United Nation’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Impact analysis was done in three areas Economic, Social and Environment.

The launching was done recently by Dr. Lale Akgün, Head of the Government’s Office for Sustainable Procurement of the State of NorthRhine Westphalia (NRW) and M.A. Jabbar, Managing Director of DBL Group. It took place in the Jinnat Complex (DBL factory premises) during the visit of Dr. Akgün and her delegation. Members of Parliament of NRW Germany and high officials from new trade NRW, DEG, GIZ and DBL were present during the ceremony.

On this occasion at this message DBL Group’s Chairman Abdul Wahed has emphasized on the concept ‘Think Globally and Act Locally’. Indicating to the benefits of sustainability initiatives of the group, Mr. Wahed said, “It should be understood that sustainability can be an excellent marketing tool as well. When we refer to upgrading the reputation of a business, there are no alternatives to sustainability. When we are concerned with the well-being of our workers and the community where they live, become responsible with our production processes as well as the end products and act to restore the environment, reputation of our company will precede our products and services.”

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As per DBL group the report has been generated adhering to the GRI’s G4 Sustainability Reporting Guidelines. The report showcased DBL’s performance on 15 broader aspects under the three mother areas namely Economic, Social and Environment. The full report is available here http://dbl-group.com/sus…/DBL-Sustainability-Report-2016.pdf

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