“In order to minimize negative effects on production companies, compliance with corporate due diligence obligations and a close and trusting dialog between brands and suppliers are essential. As mentioned by the panelists fair purchasing practices should characterize these relationships.
[…] The textile sector is a key sector – the BMZ is helping with the Emergency COVID-19 Support Programme. One of our goals is to save jobs, and support companies. Together with the International Labour Organization ILO we are also providing direct support to textile workers: by means of pandemic prevention measures at the workplace or temporary wage subsidies, especially for women. […] Now, more than ever, we need to set the course, including in the textiles industry, for a recovery of the global economy that is based on a new paradigm of sustainability and fairness. […] Together with the Textiles Partnership we are working towards a “new normal”: People around the world are to be able to work under fair conditions while measures are taken to protect the environment.”