Purchasing Practices: Joint Report of AGT and BNT


Pre-COVID-19 self-assessment provides valuable insights

The joint report released today shows the aggregate results of the Purchasing Practices Self-Assessment (PPSA) of 42 AGT and PST companies. It underlines the importance of responsible purchasing practices in times of crisis.

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COVID-19 Update

Current Information, developments and guidances

On this page we inform about the impact of the crisis in production countries and provide guidance on actions by which companies can mitigate harms to workers as well as information on collective actions. Furthermore, we continuously collect information on current developments and provide links to other relevant sources.

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bluesign is a new Partnership member

We welcome bluesign in the Partnership

17.06.2020 bluesign joins the stakeholder group of standards organisations.

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Partnership Initiative Wastewater starts

A joint initiative for clean wastewater and environmental protection in textile production

Sustainable wastewater management in the textile supply chain is the goal of the new Partnership Initiative. The focus countries are Taiwan, Bangladesh, Vietnam, China, Pakistan and Turkey.

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Einkaufspraktiken: Ergebnisse der Selbsteinschätzung
Neue Bündnisinitiative Abwasser
Bluesign neu im Textilbündnisn
Joint Statement by 10 Multi-Stakeholder Initiatives
Responding Responsibly to the Covid-19 Crisis

The Partnership

The Partnership for Sustainable Textiles is a multi-stakeholder initiative with about 120 members from business, government, civil society, unions, and standards organisations. Together, they strive to improve the conditions within global textile supply networks — from production of raw materials to re-use and disposal.

Overview: Members

The Review Process


Members of the Partnership for Sustainable Textiles, are on a journey towards achieving social, environmental, and economic improvements all along the textile supply network. The Partnership supports its members on this journey and structures its approach according to the OECD recommendations for due diligence in the textile and garment sector. Members are requested to formulate meaningful goals and implement appropriate measures based on the results of their risk assessment. In a review process, members are tracked individually to show the progress in achieving their targets. These results are then published.


Engagement in Production Countries: Partnership Initiatives

By pooling forces, members can use their combined strengths to initiate broader change in production countries. The Partnership Initiative’s philosophy: Working together, we can achieve more than acing alone. The Textile Partnership can achieve a lot in production countries through the purchasing power of companies, the expertise and contacts of non-governmental organisations and unions, the influence the German Federal Government can wield, and the increased leverage provided by joining forces with our cooperation partners.

Topics, Learning, Dialogue

The topics and challenges in realising the Partnership's goals are diverse and complex. To support our members, the Partnership provides a platform for learning, exchanging experiences, networking as well as for developing and scaling sustainable solutions.

Worldwide Commitment

The members and cooperation partners of the Partnership for Sustainable Textiles are committed to achieving social, ecological, and economic improvements throughout the entire textile supply chain.