British International Investment

Jinnat Textile Mills Limited

South AsiaManufacturing

Jinnat Textile Mills Limited is a greenfield, cotton yarn spinning mill and is part of the DBL Group, a textiles group in Bangladesh.

Our investment

Description of the investment.

Our investment, a $52 million credit facility, will support DBL Group to establish Jinnat Textile Mills Ltd, a greenfield, cotton yarn spinning mill, which will be housed in a LEED certified green building.

The construction of Jinnat Textile will support Bangladesh’s economic growth by creating jobs for mostly low-skilled workers, of which 50 per cent will be women.

Impact information

Applies to investments made from 2019 onwards. The tabs in this section define what we expect to achieve through the investment, assessing the potential impact of the investment against six dimensions of impact. You can find more details on our methodology of assessing impact here.



Increased economic opportunities (SDG 8.5) via job creation.



Direct: Initiating manufacturing operations to support new business growth within the local manufacturing sector.


Stakeholder Geography Characteristics


Primarily employs low-skilled workers in production and clerical jobs. About a third of the factory workers identify as female and majority of the workers are low-income, living under $5.5/person/day (2011 PPP or equivalent).

How much?

Scale Depth/Duration

Likely to create about 1,000 new jobs, half of which will employ female workers.

Impact on workers expected to be positive; worker surveys conducted as part of due diligence reveal that quality of jobs is very good across areas like pay, leave and work breaks, awareness of benefits and rights. Particularly for female workers, benefits include paid maternity benefits, nursery facilities onsite, and ‘light duty’ options if pregnant. DBL runs an in-house training programme for female workers to advance to managerial positions (c. 100 women have advanced to date), which translates into income increases of 30-50 per cent.


  • Financial additionality: Capital is not offered in sufficient quantity from local banks and it is not offered on same terms either.
  • Value additionality: We will support on knowledge, processes, job quality and gender.


Execution Risk
  • Linked to expected scale of jobs not materialising. Mitigated to a large extent by DBL's prior experience in setting up similar facilities.
Unexpected Impact Risk
  • Textile sector in Bangladesh is prone to poor quality jobs. These risks are mitigated by BII's environmental and social action plan and DBL’s commitment to address gaps that have come out of the worker survey conducted as part of due diligence.

Impact score

Impact score (at point of investment)

The Impact Score is a tool to help us manage our performance against our strategic impact objectives. It is designed to incentivise investments that support our productive, sustainable, and inclusive objectives. You can find out more here.

The Impact Score is published for investments made from 2022 onwards. The Impact Scores are calculated at the point of investment. We publish the Impact Scores of new investments annually, once the information has been externally assured by an independent third party.


Environmental and social information

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  • Environmental and social risk

    A risk category rating, which indicates the level of environmental and social risk associated with an investment. For an explanation of the categorisations used, see here. We consistently provide an environmental and social risk category for all investments screened from 2023 onwards.

Environmental and social summary

We agreed with the company to update the existing ESMS and ESIA to better manage impacts associated with new construction activities. Further environmental and social actions include improving HR practices and supply chain management.

Reporting and Complaints Mechanism

The Reporting and Complaints Mechanism allows anyone outside BII to report alleged breaches of the business integrity or environmental and social provisions of BII’s Policy on Responsible Investing. This includes breaches made by BII, a BII investee, or a portfolio company of a fund in which BII has invested. The Reporting and Complaints Mechanism Rules are available here. Reports and complaints can be submitted by email to [email protected] or by mail. See more details on our Reporting and Complaints Mechanism here.

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    June 2024
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