The Steering Committee is the central decision-making body in the Textiles Partnership. This is stipulated in the rules of cooperation (DE and EN) as a binding basis for the work of the partnership.
The steering committee is composed of twelve representatives of the stakeholder groups business, federal government, non-governmental organisations, standard organisations and trade unions. The twelve SC members are elected by the members every two years. The last election took place in 2021.
In its meetings, the Steering Committee decides, among other things, on membership applications and new projects. Once a year, the SC meets for a closed meeting to discuss the general structure and strategy of the Textile Partnership.
Dr. Gisela Burckhardt
Dr. Uwe Mazura
Prof. Dr. Tobias Wollermann
How often does the steering committee meet?
The steering committee decides on the frequency of its meetings at the beginning of the term. The rules of cooperation prescribe at least three face-to-face meetings per year.
The steering committee only has a quorum if at least one member from each stakeholder group is present at the entire meeting. Elected representatives should therefore be able to ensure regular attendance at meetings. If attendance is not possible, members can be represented by another member of their stakeholder group.
Where does the steering committee meet?
The steering committee meets at different locations. The location of the meetings is agreed at the latest at the previous meeting. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the meetings are held on a hybrid basis.
Who is eligible to run?
Representatives of organisations that are full members of the Textiles Partnership - i.e. are assigned to an actor group - are eligible to run for election. Employees of advisory members are not eligible to vote and cannot run for the steering committee.
Is there an allowance for expenses?
The cooperation in the Partnership for Sustainable Textiles and in the steering committee is voluntary.
How to vote?
The election is held via an online tool. Each member organisation entitled to vote will receive access for voting. All full members are called upon to nominate an eligible voter.
Each stakeholder group is elected according to the simple majority principle. Each stakeholder group has as many votes as it is allowed to send representatives to the steering committee.
When to vote?
Voting is expected to take place online from 8 a.m. on May 08, 2023, until 2 p.m. on May 24, 2023. If a run-off election is required, it will take place in June.
When will the new steering committee begin its work?
The new steering committee will meet for the first time on 20. September 2023, together with the current steering committee.