DBL group started its journey in 1991 and evolved into a diversified conglomerate in Bangladesh. The businesses include Apparels, Textiles, Textile Printing, Washing, Garments Accessories, Packaging, Ceramic Tiles, Pharmaceuticals, Dredging, ICT, & Telecommunications. With a workforce of more than 40,000 and an annual turnover of USD 780 million for 2020-2021, DBL Group acts as a catalyst to support Bangladesh Government’s stride towards becoming a developed nation by 2041.
DBL is working with the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) with various international development organizations such as Business Call to Action (BCtA, UNDP), CARE, DEG, IFC, GIZ, and UNICEF. It is also a signatory of the UN Global Compact and has been publishing its sustainability reports since 2014 following the GRI (Global Reporting Initiative) guidelines. On the sidelines, DBL is the Trustee Board member of CSR Center, founding member of Global Compact Network Bangladesh, member of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) - Bangladesh, Premier Corporate Member of Textile Institute, Manchester and a member of the World Economic Forum.
Throughout the years, DBL has achieved multiple local, national,
and international awards and recognitions, including:
3 times National Export Trophy, 5 times HSBC Export Excellence Award, HSBC Climate Award, World Textile Award, HSBC Business Excellence Award, ICMAB Best Corporate Award, ICSB National Award, BBDN Champion of Disability Inclusive Employment Award, BCtA Impact Champion and 2019 UN Global Compact SDG Pioneer. CSR is integrated within DBL Group’s Sustainability initiatives, which are in alignment with the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). With the Five-Pillar Sustainability Strategy of People, Process, Product, Community, and Environment, DBL has a wide-variety of social and environmental initiatives focusing on empowerment and health, process efficiency, product innovation, community development and on reducing the environmental footprint.
Some of the Major Sustainability programs of DBL Group: