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:
- Cleaner Production & PaCT – IFC, Dutch Embassy
- Corporate & Family Corporate Governance – IFC
- Let’s Work, Technical and Vocational Education Training (TVET) – DEG
- CPI2, Chemical Management, Electrical Safety Management, SAVE – DEG
- Social Fingerprint – SAI, Danish Institute of Human Rights (DIHR) & CSR Centre
- Occupational Health & Safety Assessment Series (OHSAS), Mini Fire Brigade – GIZ, BFSCD
- Women Empowerment Program – CARE
- 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
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