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Leading Diversity believes in highlighting the work of progressive businesses that are pioneering initiatives to include women, low-skilled youth, persons with disabilities among other excluded groups. Their stories must be told if we want to blaze a path to a more inclusive future

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Frontier Foundry Steel

Frontier Foundry Steel

FF steel is the only manufacturer to exclusively produces grade 60 and 75 deformed steel bars. It is located in Peshawar, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. The steel industry in Pakistan is dominated by men due to the industry’s labour-intensive work environment. To break stereotypes, Frontier Foundry Steel...
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Chase Value Centre (CVC)

Chase Value Centre (CVC)

A leading retail store chain based in Karachi, which offers a vast range of products at wholesale prices all year round. At the Chase Value Centre, women and minorities are offered equal opportunities to enter and advance within the workforce. In partnership with the UNDP’s...
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Gul Ahmed

Gul Ahmed

Gul Ahmed Textile Mills is a vertically-integrated textile manufacturer engaged in spinning, weaving, yarn dyeing, processing, designing, stitching and retail. It produces apparel, home textiles, shoes, bags and much more. Gul Ahmed has actively taken measures to hire, train, and retain their diverse talent, including...
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Soorty Enterprise

Soorty Enterprise

In Pakistan, Soorty Enterprise tends to be the largest vertically-integrated denim company with around 27,000 employees. It has a strong international presence and exports its products to global brands. Soorty Enterprise has taken two initiatives to induct more women and people with disabilities in its...
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Artistic Milliners (AM)

Artistic Milliners (AM)

A vertical denim manufacturing company with a strong focus on women empowerment, innovation and sustainability. Artistic Milliners has launched a total of 7 diversity and inclusion programmes to provide equal opportunities to women, religious minorities, transgender people and to excluded groups. (i) Personal Advance Career...
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Zakori Industries Limited(ZIL)

Zakori Industries Limited(ZIL)

Zakori specializes in adhesive tapes for domestic as well industrial packaging, electronics and medicine use. Based in Peshawar, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. Diversity and inclusion have been a key focus of Zakori Group since its inception. For gender diversity, Zakori has reserved a 30 per cent quota...
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Artistic Fabric & Garment Industry (AFGI)

Artistic Fabric & Garment Industry (AFGI)

With some 27,000 employees, Artistic Fabric & Garment Industry (AFGI) is one of the leading premium denim manufacturers in Pakistan. It is an eco-friendly company and has successfully acquired Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold certification. Some 13 years ago, Artistic Fabric &...