Decision in the Textiles Partnership: Implementation of Partnership Goals Starts in 2017

Decision in the Textiles Partnership: Implementation of Partnership Goals Starts in 2017

Following intensive negotiations, the Steering Committee of the Partnership for Sustainable Textiles has reached an agreement on the next steps for the implementation of the Partnership’s goals by the members. With this, the committee is following the recommendations of the Specialist Working Groups. In 2016, almost 300 experts have been struggling to reach consensus on the requirements for the implementation of the Partnership goals in 2017. All members are going to hand in their individual goals until the beginning of 2017, the first examination of advancements is going to take place in 2018.

The three Specialist Working Groups Chemicals and Environmental Management, Natural Fibres as well as Social Standards and Living Wages have developed key questions and indicators and merged them into an overall process. Likewise, in the Specialist Working Groups all actor groups of the Textiles Partnership are also represented. In the coming year, the Specialist Working Groups are going to specify and further develop existing goals and implementation requirements. Previous experiences are considered in the future process and are going to make sure that there is continuous improvement.