Roshan Wins B Lab Environmental Impact Award
Afghanistan operator Roshan, has been recognized by international not-for-profit organization B Lab, for its positive overall social and environmental impact, in the third annual ‘B Corp Best for the World’ list. In 2013, Roshan became the first Afghan company to be certified as a B Corporation and is the only one in Afghanistan to date. Roshan said that it uses telecommunications to bridge critical infrastructure gaps, investing in fields such as health and financial inclusion, and programmes for children, women and communities. The company employs more than 1,100 people, 19 percent of them women and 97 percent of who are Afghan, and provides indirect employment to more than 30,000 people.