SDG 3 – Unser Beitrag


SDG 3: Good Health and Well-being

Sadly, good health and well-being are not a matter of course: more than five million children worldwide die before their fifth birthday and too many women still die during childbirth. Common diseases restrict the life expectancy of many people in developing countries because they do not have access to vaccinations, medicine, or potable water. The production of textiles not only requires a lot of water, but involves the use of a large quantity of various chemicals, many of which are hazardous and can considerably affect the health of the workers. During the dyeing and finishing of fabric, 1.5 kilograms of chemicals are used for one kilogram of fabric.

Among other things, the Partnership for Sustainable Textiles aims at optimising the chemical and environmental management in the textiles supply chain. Brands, businesses, manufacturers, and the German Federal Government must support their suppliers in making their supply chain management more environmentally friendly. All members have agreed to a list of chemicals that should not be used in the production process. This Manufacturing Restricted Substances List (MRSL) is based on the specifications of the internationally recognized Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals (ZDHC) initiative and is communicated to all producers and business partners with corresponding accompanying information.

Projects Worldwide

Under "Projects worldwide" you find numerous projects of our members, which contribute in different ways to the achievement of the SDGs. If you are interested in a particular SDG, it is best to filter by sector risk.