In its requirements for member companies for the review process and in the supporting documents, the Textiles Partnership takes into account the vast majority of the OECD recommendations in full or at least in part (50 % to 70 % agreement).
The PST also has clear strengths as a platform for dialogue and learning. This was confirmed by companies, NGOs, trade unions and the German government in interviews conducted by the OECD.
However, deficits are apparent in parts of the question grid, in the specifications for binding and recommended targets and in the external audit in the review process. There it is emphasised that the audits do not evaluate the quality of the objectives set and the measures carried out systematically enough and therefore cannot sufficiently support the member companies in fulfilling their due diligence obligations.
In addition, some important principles of the due diligence approach, such as meaningful stakeholder dialogue and a consistent gender perspective in the review process, have not yet been sufficiently taken into account.
With regard to the publication of roadmaps and progress reports, the OECD also notes that, due to the existing procedural and substantive requirements in the Textiles Partnership, the informative value of the reports for the public could be improved.