On track towards more supply chain transparency


On track towards more supply chain transparency

Supplier list of Textiles Partnership members published

The Partnership for Sustainable Textiles welcomes the upload of the current supplier list of the member companies at our partner Open Supply Hub (OSH). The new list covers all Tier 1 suppliers of member companies, i.e. the stage of confection and final manufacturing, and comprises a total of 8755 production sites worldwide.

Complete Tier 1 supplier list of the partnership companies went public

So far, the publication of supplier data via the aggregated partnership list was voluntary for the companies. In autumn 2022, the steering committee decided to make the transmission of Tier 1 suppliers a mandatory requirement for all alliance companies.
Through the aggregated supplier list, the companies partially disclose their business relationships with the production sites. The list shows that there are partnership companies that have production in the respective factory.

Voluntary commitment of partnership members

Some brands even go beyond the partnership requirements. 9 companies have submitted their production sites, beyond Tier 1 suppliers, directly to OSH, thus creating full transparency about their suppliers. 7 companies have also provided deeper supply chain data to the Textiles Partnership Secretariat.

Exceptions possible - but rare

In addition, it was possible to apply for an exception from the publication of individual production sites. This was approved if a location could be assigned to a specific company. This is because the anonymity of the public data would no longer be guaranteed. Only 3 companies made use of the exception.

Significant added value for the partnership’s work

Besides the gain of transparency in the supply chains of the partnership companies, the extensive register of production sites also has an impact on the work in the partnership: For the planning of projects, the Textiles Partnership Secretariat will in future be able to identify suitable regions and potential candidates for participation even before the projects begin.
In addition, it now recognises from the list of suppliers from which production regions the German textile market obtains its goods. This facilitates the identification of sector risks in the regions.

For more information please visit the Website of the Open Supply Hub.