Purchasing Practices: CFRPP Learning and Implementation Community
Common Framework for Responsible Purchasing Practices
Purchasing practices are crucial to improve the working conditions of workers in the supply chain. Therefore, purchasing practices are also very important for the work of the Partnership for Sustainable Textiles and its members.
What are the goals of the Learning & Implementation Community?
The overarching goal of the Learning & Implementation Community is to improve working conditions along the supply chain through more responsible purchasing practices. The members share practical experiences and thus support each other in implementing the CFRPP. The aim is to develop practicable solutions for the various challenges with regard to responsible purchasing practices and to communitise concrete best practices.
Who can participate in the Learning & Implementation Community?
The Learning & Implementation Community is aimed at companies in the textile and clothing industry that want to make their purchasing practices more responsible. The CFRPP serves as a frame of reference. In addition, the Learning & Implementation Community creates a space for a structural dialogue between suppliers and purchasing companies.
What does the Learning & Implementation Community include?
The launch is scheduled for the second quarter of 2022. The following activities of the Learning & Implementation Community are expected to run for 1 to 1.5 years:
Inputs from experts, trainings, best practices, etc. to support participants in improving their purchasing practices
Application of individual elements of the framework in order to test the practical implementation in changing environments and, if necessary, to adapt them
About 3-4 joint online workshops per year as well as several workshops on topics on which companies and suppliers want to work together