Entries by Bettina Schulze Vowinkel

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 goals for all members in the period from 2018 to 2020. In addition, the Partnership will become more international […]

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 (ACT) initiative will exploit synergies in order to encourage payment of living wages in the textile and clothing industry. That for members […]


The Partnership for Sustainable Textiles has agreed on a wastewater template that enables the wastewater analysis values of textile finishing facilities to be classified and transparently documented in order to make the facilities’ waste water management more comparable. In the long-term, this template should support the working group chemicals for implementing sustainable wastewater strategies that […]

Presentation of the guidelines on preventing corruption in the supply chain

Presentation of the guidelines on preventing corruption in the supply chain In spring, the expert group ‘Corruption prevention in the supply chain’ took up its work under the umbrella of the Alliance for Integrity (AfIn). The group is comprised of compliance managers and anti-corruption experts from member companies and organisations of the Textiles Partnership, the […]

Deadline and volume targets adopted

On 28 September 2017, the Steering Committee decided that there will be three types of Roadmap targets in the future: Binding targets that must be pursued by all members at a given point in time. Recommended targets that should be pursued by all members. Voluntary targets based on the content and structure of the question […]

Report from the strategic meeting: More focus, more efficiency, more internationalisation

The Steering Committee met at a strategic meeting on 22 and 23 November 2017. After a brief look back at what had already been accomplished, the focus was on decisions about the next phase of the Partnership. Thanks to the lessons learned in the first round of the Roadmap process, the process was improved and […]

2018 reporting period

Roadmap creation from 2 January 2018 to 30 April 2018 As already communicated in the members area, TexPerT was made accessible later than anticipated because the adoption of the deadline and volume targets was postponed until 2 January 2018. TexPerT will remain accessible for the creation of Roadmaps in the coming year until 30 April […]