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Our Pillars of Sustainability

 

DBL Group defines Sustainability as “the ability to survive and grow”. DBL’s Sustainability is based on five pillars: People, Process, Product, Community, and Environment; thus, integrating a holistic approach towards Sustainability. If any of these pillars are missing, the organization will not survive.

Different initiatives, whether they be with our various knowledge partners or of our own, are taken to address these five pillars. People development focus on empowerment, health, and hygiene. Process encompasses the machineries used in the production processes, interventions to improve efficiency, and even skill development. Products refer to innovations and the responsible use of materials in production. Community concentrates on the various development needs of the local community including education, health, hygiene, and even safety. Environment requires to be addressed to preserve the natural resources such as water, carbon emissions, etc. so that the future generations can avail them. DBL believes in voluntary doing to understand the needs and requirements and act accordingly to fulfill them.

DBL’s practices integrate the values “Learning is growing” and “Sharing is caring”. Through existing and future practices and programs, DBL wishes to learn and adopt globally recognized standards and encourage other to do the same.

Sustainable Development Programs

 

DBL Group has implemented Social & Environmental standards in all its business units and is working with Development Partners like IFC, DEG, GIZ, CARE, Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, UNICEF, CSR Centre, etc., for its sustainability programs. DBL is a member of The United Nations Global Compact. DBL’s activities are in alignment with the SDGs.

The foundation of DBL’s Sustainability is based on five pillars: People, Process, Product, Community, and Environment; thereby having a holistic approach towards environmental and social impacts. Our sustainable action programs are diversified accordingly and some of them are:

  1. Cleaner Production & PaCT – IFC, Dutch Embassy
  2. Corporate & Family Corporate Governance – IFC
  3. Let’s Work, Technical and Vocational Education Training (TVET) – DEG
  4. CPI2, Chemical Management, Electrical Safety Management, SAVE – DEG
  5. Social Fingerprint – SAI, Danish Institute of Human Rights (DIHR) & CSR Centre
  6. Occupational Health & Safety Assessment Series (OHSAS), Mini Fire Brigade – GIZ, BFSCD
  7. Women Empowerment Program – CARE
  8. Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals – H&M, Puma, G-Star

9. Lean Manufacturing – Wal-Mart

8. “Bandhan” Fair Price Shop

11. Women Health Initiative

12. Environmental Management System

13. Community Education Development Program

14. Breastfeeding in the Workplace Initiative – UNICEF

Case Studies

“Bandhan” Fair Price Shop

“Bandhan” Fair Price Shop

Economists say that the financial crisis of 2007-08 was one of the worst financial crises since the Great Depression of the 1930s. The impact hit all economies and Bangladesh was not an exception. Prices of goods increased significantly and for the workers who were...

Community Engagement and Development

Community Engagement and Development

Primitive societies flourished through collective effort and bartering, which was based on a simple “give-and-take” mechanism. Then for generations, focus was on the individual drivers of success: passion, hard work, talent, and luck. But in today’s dramatically...

Family Planning Corner: Promoting Well-being

Family Planning Corner: Promoting Well-being

“A healthy place is a happy place” is an old saying but something which will always remain. “Healthy” refers not just to the physical attributes but the psychological issues as well. For women, the cases are more sensitive than men. The garments manufacturing units of...

No Water, No Life: Water saving practices of DBL Group

No Water, No Life: Water saving practices of DBL Group

71% of the Earth’s surface is covered by water. An adult human body has on the average 50% to 65% water; in infants, this is up to 78%. Relating to water, the famous poet W. H. Auden once stated: “Thousands have lived without love, not one without water”. The...

Advancing with SDG 5: Gender Equality

Advancing with SDG 5: Gender Equality

A continuously growing industry, DBL Group is a diversified business entity which has vertically integrated textile and apparel manufacturing facilities. DBL started business in 1991 and today has 22,595 employees with a turnover of US$ 320 million for 2014-15. DBL...

Let’s Work Case Study on DBL Group

 

Female Supervisors in RMG; a Case Study on DBL Group

Knowledge Partners

Contact Us

Address:
Capita South Avenue Tower, 6th Floor House 50, Road 03, Gulshan Avenue Gulshan 1, Dhaka 1212, Bangladesh

Telephone:
+880-2-58817735
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Email:
info@dbl-group.com

People

People

DBL Sustainability

As an organization, DBL Group realizes its responsibility towards its people: our employees. Our company understands how the business practices impact our employees and we work to serve in their best interests.

People

Process

DBL Sustainability

DBL Group is committed to continuously improve all its business processes: ranging from purchasing raw materials to transporting final finished goods. We give a strong emphasis on eliminating non-value-added activities while delivering quality products on time with the least effect on the environment and greater efficiency.

People

Product

DBL Sustainability

DBL Group continuously works towards improving the quality of the products, and all the processes that go into making the final finished product, and ensures to minimize the negative impact on the environment and the consumers. The R&D department is actively involved in creating new and researching existing products and the processes associated with them.

People

Community

DBL Sustainability

We believe that together with our employees, customers, business partners and other stakeholders, we can create real and long-term changes for the betterment of the community and the environment. And together with our thousands of employees we can extend this impact even further – from improving the livelihood of our employees to the development of the society where we conduct our businesses.

People

Environment

DBL Sustainability

Environment is a high priority for our company and we work to decrease carbon footprint, water consumption, and waste from our manufacturing processes. We dedicate ourselves in conserving energy, managing waste effectively and replenishing the environment to the best of our capacity. DBL recognizes that its own sustainability rests on its ability to work harmoniously in its social and environmental settings. So, with economic success we also want to balance social and environmental prosperity.

People

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

  • Employment generation
  • Bandhan Fair Price Shop
  • Flourishing local econo

Affordable and Clean Energy

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

  • Bio-Gas Generation Plant with GIZ
  • Study on feasibility of using solar photovoltaic cells (PVC) with the International Finance Corporation (IFC)

Climate Action

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

People

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

  • Rice Fortification Program with World Food Program (WFP)
  • Breastfeeding in the Workplace Initiative (BFWI) with UNICEF

Affordable and Clean Energy

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

  • DBL Idea Club
  • DBL Quality Control (QC) Circles

Life Below Water

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

  • Biological Effluent Treatment Plants (ETPs)
  • Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals (ZDHC) with H&M, Puma, and G-Star

3

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

  • Medical Centre for employees and community
  • In house pharmacy with medicines being sold at manufacturers’ prices
  • Women Health Program Initiative (WHPI)
  • Nirapod: Saving Women from Unwanted Pregnancy & Unsafe MR with Phulki and the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands

Industry

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

  • Energy efficient machineries
  • Energy Saving Dyeing & Finishing

Life Below Water

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

  • Tree Plantation

Good Education

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

  • Community school support
  • Community Knowledge Exchange Programs
  • Community Health Programs
  • Education support to children

Industry

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

  • Female Supervisor Leadership Program
  • Female Security Guards

Life Below Water

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

Gender Equality

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

  • Women in Factories Initiative (WiFI) with CARE
  • Female Supervisors Leadership Program
  • Female Security Guards
  • Empowering Women Financial Services Agents in Bangladesh (EWFSAB) Project with CARE

Industry

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

Life Below Water

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

  • Mini Fire Brigade with the German Cooperation and the Bangladesh Fire Service and Civil Defence (BFSCD)
  • Knowledge Partners

Clean Water and Sanitation

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

  • Partnership for Cleaner Textiles (PaCT) with the International Finance Corporation (IFC)
  • Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals (ZDHC) with H&M, Puma, and G-Star
  • Sustainable Action and Vision for a better Environment (SAVE) with Puma

Responsible

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

  • Innovation in yarn production
  • Organic Cotton
  • Better Cotton Initiative (BCI)
  • DBL Quality Control (QC) Circles
  • Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals (ZDHC) with H&M, Puma, and G-Star