SDG 8 – Menschenwürdige Arbeit und Wirtschaftswachstum


SDG 8: Decent work and Economic Growth

Sufficient employment opportunities that allow decent work are a precondition for sustainable and inclusive economic growth. About 75 million people work in the textile and garment industry, most of them in developing and emerging countries. Textile production has created millions of jobs, especially in Asia. The textile industry is of major importance for the economic growth and development of many nations worldwide. However, the production and working conditions in some countries do not correspond to the standards defined on an international level. Workers in textile production must often endure insufficient building safety, dangerous working conditions, wages below the living wage, and unpaid overtime.

As a result, promoting access to remedy and reparation is a fundamental part of corporate due diligence. Workers in the textile supply chain must have the opportunity to draw attention to grievances in the workplace and to receive effective remedies if necessary. That is why the Textiles Partnership and its members, together with partners such as the Fair Wear Foundation, are committed to functioning and effective complaint mechanisms.

The Partnership for Sustainable Textiles defined various Partnership's social objectives. that are based on the conventions defined by International Labour Organisation (ILO). This includes, among others, the freedom of association, prohibition of child and forced labour as well as health and safety at the workspace. The members must compel compliance with these social Partnership Goals from all suppliers and partners, for example with a code of conduct. Furthermore, the members are obliged to establish processes for dealing with cases of child and forced labour.

Projects Worldwide

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