On 1 April 2023, the Partnership for Sustainable Textiles (PST) launches the Review Process by which PST members report every two years on the implementation of their due diligence obligations. They are given until 31 May to enter their data in the Partnership's own tool TexPerT. From June to September, the assessment meetings take place for the member companies. In autumn, the review reports are published online. The updated guide "Step by step through the Review Process" offers a detailed guide through this year's process.
For companies that have already participated in the Review Process in 2021: The data from 2021 is mainly transferred, needs to be checked and updated if necessary. There is no longer a separate progress report - instead, progress and target achievement are reported for each sector risk on the basis of the 2021 roadmap.
As decided by the PST Steering Committee in September, two alternative formats will also be recognised for the first time as evidence of the implementation of due diligence obligations: on the one hand, the report to the Federal Office of Economic Affairs and Export Control (BAFA) within the framework of the Supply Chain Due Diligence Act (LkSG) and, on the other hand, reporting in accordance with the requirements of the Green Button 2.0.
Member companies that choose one of the two alternative reporting formats only have to submit their Roadmap 2021 progress report via TexPerT this year, also between 1 April and 31 May. There will be no assessment meeting.
The following applies to all members of the Textiles Partnership: In order to bundle the "reporting" on the three core elements, we have integrated core element 2 (upload for the aggregated supplier list) as well as core element 3 (upload of the individual commitments, KPIs) in TexPerT.
20 & 27 February: Webinars on the introduction as well as on innovations in the Review Process (slides and recording in the Members' Platform)