Sustainable development requires peace and stability. Effective, responsible, and transparent institutions, combined with judicial independence, the protection of human rights, and effective law enforcement are all essential preconditions. Nevertheless, child labour is still globally prevalent and corruption and tax avoidance result in developing countries incurring costs amounting to 1.26 trillion US-Dollars annually.
In addition, exploitation, child labour, and corruption are still prevalent in the global textiles supply chain. The members of the Partnership for Sustainable have resolved to change these conditions and ensure that their partners along the supply chain adhere to the Partnership's Goals. Additionally, all members must commit to zero tolerance regarding corruption. To enforce these agreements, the German Federal Government, associations, non-governmental organisations, trade unions, and standards organisations use their influence on political decision makers. Furthermore, producers, businesses, and brands oblige to implement adequate processes to handle cases of child and/or forced labour, to find effective remedy measures, and to prevent such working conditions in the future.