AGI Denim Becomes Pakistan’s First B Corp Certified Company


Karachi-based AGI Denim is the first company in Pakistan to earn B Corp certified status. AGI scored a 91.4 overall B Impact score. The vertical denim manufacturer began the certification process in 2019, preparing for and answering 200 questions about its operation.
“We feel extremely honored to be the first in Pakistan to lead the way to do good for the business, people, and environment,” Ahmed Javed, AGI Denim’s Executive Director said, “We have set the standards high for others to think beyond combine, to think about the environment, good governance, and our society. Yet at the same time, it carries a lot of weight and responsibility to stay ahead of the curve.”
The B Corp certification addresses the entirety of a company’s operations and covers the five key impact areas of governance, workers, community, environment, and customers. Applicants must reach a benchmark score of over 80 while providing evidence of socially and environmentally responsible practices relating to energy supplies, waste and water use, worker compensation, diversity, and corporate transparency. B Corps, of which there are more than 4,500 globally, are subjected to rigorous assessments.