SDG 16 – Frieden, Gerechtigkeit und starke Institutionen

SDG 16

SDG 16: Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

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.

Exploitation, child labour and corruption are sometimes still present in the textile supply chains that branch out worldwide. The members of the Partnership for Sustainable Textiles have set the goal for themselves of changing these conditions and of making the contractual partners in the supply chain commit to the Partnership´s social objectives

Additionally, all members of the Partnership for Sustainable Textiles must commit to zero tolerance regarding corruption. To enforce these agreements, the German Federal Government, associations, non-governmental organisations, trade unions and standard organisations also use their influence on political decision-makers. Manufacturers, retailers and brands oblige to implement adequate processes to handle cases of child and/or forced labour, to take effective measures to remedy the situation and to prevent such working conditions in the future.

Projects Worldwide

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