Promotion of multi-stakeholder projects for sustainable textile supply chains

Objective

Promotion and establishment of effective cooperation arrangements between private-sector, state and civil society stakeholders to improve social, environmental and economic working and living conditions along the textile supply chain in partner countries. The aim is to help make global supply chains in the textile and clothing industry more sustainable. The project partners are working together to achieve this and share responsibility, costs and risks.

Short description

The project supports cooperation arrangements between private-sector, state and civil society stakeholders to improve working and living conditions. These cooperation arrangements address not only those directly employed in the textile and clothing industry, but also people living in the vicinity of factories in partner countries in which Germany is engaged in development cooperation. The multi-stakeholder projects supported may emerge within the Partnership for Sustainable Textiles, in the form of Partnership Initiatives. These are joint projects launched by members of the Partnership for Sustainable Textiles to implement the action plan and partnership standards. Equally, they can have their roots in the partner countries. In this case, approaches are devised through the existing development cooperation portfolio and through structures and networks in partner countries to improve working and production conditions. These are then carried out within the scope of multi-stakeholder partnerships. The Promotion of multi-stakeholder projects for sustainable textile supply chains project thus supports approaches and concepts from partner countries, and measures of particular political interest, as well as Partnership Initiatives.

Achievements

A selection of projects currently receiving support:

  • Support for GIZ Bangladesh to establish a mini fire brigade (with the focus on training measures)
  • Production of a study to identify the potential for a buyers’ forum for the textile industry in Ethiopia
  • Production of a study of the potential introduction of accident insurance for employees in the textile industry within the framework of a Partnership Initiative
  • Preparatory measures to establish a Partnership Initiative on sustainable water management for the cotton supply chain in Pakistan

Title:
Promotion of multi-stakeholder projects for sustainable textile supply chains

Country / Region:
Global

Project running time:
February 2017 – December 2019

Project partners:
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH on behalf of the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), Cooperation partners vary depending on the project

Contact:
Michael Janinhoff
Michael.Janinhoff@giz.de

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As of: March 2018