Sustainable Apparel Coalition and German Partnership for Sustainable Textiles cooperate to align on Supply Chain Due Diligence

The Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC) and the Partnership for Sustainable Textiles today announced a strategic cooperation that will contribute to better working conditions and increased environmental protection across global textile supply…

Partnership welcomes NABU as a new member

The Partnership for Sustainable Textiles and its members are pleased to welcome the Naturschutzbund Deutschland e.V. as a new member in the category non-governmental organizations. The Naturschutzbund Deutschland e.V. (NABU) is a German environmental…

Members of the Steering Committee support higher minimum wages in Bangladesh

Right before the next National Wage Board’s meeting in Bangladesh, members of the Steering Committee appealed to the Government in Bangladesh to support higher minimum wages in the Bangladeshi garment and textile sector. In a joint letter,…

Exclusion of seven members from the Partnership

The steering commitee of the Partnership for Sustainable Textiles decided yesterday to exclude seven members with immediate effect. They had not fulfilled their reporting obligations and had not submitted any roadmaps and progress reports, which…

High-level Panel on Due Diligence in the EU Textile and Garment Sector

The German Partnership for Sustainable Textiles and the Dutch Agreement on Sustainable Garments and Textile facilitate debate about opportunities for cooperation around the topic of due diligence in the garment sector at the EU level. The…

At a Glance – The worldwide Commitment of our Members

Worldwide there are more than 60 million people working in the textile and clothing sector. The members and cooperation partners of the Partnership for Sustainable Textiles are highly committed to improve the social, ecological and economic…

DECISION ON BINDING DEADLINE AND VOLUME TARGETS

As already communicated in the press release dated 24th of November 2017, the Partnership Steering Committee agreed at its 16th meeting on specific binding deadlines targets for all members. These deadlines, together with the recommended targets,…
Decision in the Textiles Partnership: Implementation of Partnership Goals Starts in 2017

Partnership for Sustainable Textiles enters a new phase in 2018: binding targets for all members and greater internationalisation

The Partnership for Sustainable Textiles is entering a new phase on the path towards better working conditions, more environmental protection, and fair wages in textile supply chains. Its ambitious targets are now underpinned by specific individual…

Textile Partnership: Cooperation with ACT initiative kicks off internationalisation – partnership initiative for chemicals management starts implementation in producer countries

On the path to improve the conditions in global textile supply chains, the Partnership for Sustainable Textiles has now taken key steps towards a stronger internationalisation. Strategic cooperation with the Action, Collaboration, Transformation…

German-Dutch cooperation takes sustainability in the textile sector

German Partnership for Sustainable Textiles and Dutch Agreement on Sustainable Textiles and Garment announce strategic cooperation The German Partnership for Sustainable Textiles and the Dutch Agreement on Sustainable Garments and Textiles…

The Textiles Partnership

Foundation:

In response to the tragic accidents in textile factories, the German Federal Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development Dr. Gerd Müller initiated the foundation of the Textiles Partnership in 2014.

Members:

Multi-stakeholder initiative with about 150 representatives from five different actor groups (German Federal Government, business, non-governmental organizations, unions, standards organizations)

Goal:

Together, the Partnership members want to achieve social, ecological and economic improvements alongside the entire textile supply chain.

Approach:

Based on jointly defined Partnership goals, all members commit to binding and verifiable targets that become gradually more ambitious. In addition, promising ideas for solutions are promoted through concrete Partnership initiatives in production countries.

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Preventing corruption in the supply chain

Editor: Alliance for Integrity, Partnership for Sustainable Textiles, Global Compact Network Germany, c/o GIZ GmbH, December 2017
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