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Videos on chemical management in textile production available

Global textile production is associated with the use of many chemicals that pose risks for the workers involved, the environment and textile consumers. Enormous quantities of water are polluted by chemicals, especially during textile dyeing, printing and finishing. As many plants are not aware of the relevance of responsible chemical management, the wastewater from such […]

Mensch und Umwelt vor schädlichen Chemikalien schützen – Kurzvideos

In der globalen Textilproduktion werden häufig Chemikalien eingesetzt, die Risiken für die Arbeiter*innen, die Umwelt und die Textilkonsument*innen mit sich bringen. Enorme Wassermengen werden vor allem beim Färben, Drucken und Veredeln von Textilien benötigt und dabei mit Chemikalien verunreinigt. Das Abwasser solcher Nassprozesse wird oft ohne Aufbereitung in das Oberflächenwasser geleitet und gelangt so in […]

Invitations and dates in 2019

Steering Committee elections Since the current Steering Committee’s term expires on 31 July 2019, elections for the new Steering Committee will be held this spring. Members will hold Steering Committee elections from 3 to 19 May 2019. SAVE THE DATE: Symposium on ‘Integrated Best Available Wastewater Management’ In cooperation with the University of Stuttgart and the […]

Leveraging the added value of international initiatives

The OECD is currently conducting the so-called Alignment Assessments in order to implement the OECD Due Diligence Guidance for Responsible Supply Chains in the Garment and Footwear Sector. By doing so the OECD is reviewing the extent to which approaches used by existing sector initiatives to promote sustainability in the textile sector apply the due […]

News from the projects

Partnership Initiative on Living Wages The Partnership Initiative on Living Wages has started! The first companies have announced their participation in the country module for Cambodia. A number of others are already involved in the basic module on purchasing practices and have already set themselves a goal for wages for this year. All companies that […]


Bundesverband E-Commerce und Versandhandel Deutschland bevh e.V. We welcome the ‘Bundesverband E-Commerce und Versandhandel Deutschland bevh e.V.’ as a new member. The E-Commerce Association, which is compromising 500 companies, has previously been a member until 2018.   Newsletter March 2019 Latest news from the Steering Committee News from the projects Leveraging the added value of international initiatives Invitations and dates in 2019

Latest news from the Steering Committee

The Steering Committee held its 23rd meeting in Berlin on 19 February. These are the most important results: The Review Process runs until 31 March 2019 TexPerT is available until 31 March for you to enter your data. Until this date, all members have to update their baseline and submit their Progress Report and new Roadmap. Overhaul of […]

Weltfrauentag. Engagement für die Arbeiterinnen in Südindien

Rund um den heutigen Weltfrauentag ist eine Delegaion der Bündnisinitiative Tamil Nadu im gleichnamigen südindischen Bundesstaat. Vor Ort tritt sie gemeinsam mit den Umsetzungspartnern sowie im Dialog mit Vertreter*innen aller Akteursgruppen der lokalen Textilindustrie für die Verbesserung von Arbeitsbedingungen ein. Seit rund einem dreiviertel Jahr engagieren sich folgende Mitglieder des Bündnisses für nachhaltige Textilien in […]