The Partnership cooperates with initiatives that work towards a sustainable and viable textile industry based on the "OECD Due Diligence Guidance for the Garments and Footwear Sector". Many members of the Partnership are also involved in other initiatives, thus ensuring that close cooperation, coordination and mutual recognition of the commitment can have a greater impact and minimise the workload for all those involved. In recent years, the Partnership has concluded nine strategic cooperations.
The collaboration allows the members of the Textiles Partnership to use the Self-Assessment-Tool for purchasing practises developed by ACT. On-site cooperations are planned for select production countries in the future.
The possibility of an associate membership is at the core of this cooperation. Additionally, it aims at spreading due diligence within the European Union and improving the coordination of national initiatives on an EU-level.
The cooperation covers the topic of living wages and allows for a professional exchange about complaints mechanisms.
The cooperation between the two organisations aims to improve transparency in the sector and strengthen cooperation between its different stakeholders. The Partnership will contribute to the uniform and reliable OAR database of production facilities.
The aim is to adapt sustainability requirements for enterprises based on information contained in the OECD Due Diligence Guidance. In this way, equal competitive conditions can be implemented across national borders.
This collaboration aims at harmonising international requirements and standards regarding sustainability in the field of fibres. Additionally, the use of sustainable materials shall be strengthened.
The initiatives coordinate their development of training and support materials about chemical management with each other.