What we do

Individual Responsibility

The Partnership for Sustainable Textiles adheres to the principle of procedural liability: all members are committed to achieving concrete goals, as laid out in the so-called review process. They will prosecute these goals verifiably and work towards making them ever more ambitious. The individual targets of our members are oriented to key questions and indicators which have been devised by the Working Groups. These implementation plans – called roadmaps – were handed in for the first time in 2017 and are going to demonstrate individual progress every year.

Key questions in formulating the roadmaps touch on various subjects, for example, on how the member contributes to reducing the use of chemicals, how living wages for workers in the factories are guaranteed or how farmers can be supported when switching to sustainable methods of cotton cultivation.

The starting point for all members is the baseline assessment in which the individual initial point is established. The next step is setting goals for the coming year and outlining them in a yearly implementation plan. To help members to put together the baseline and the roadmap, the Partnership Secretariat provides the Textile Partnership Performance Tool (TexPerT). After the implementation phase the success is measured and will be published in the so-called performance profile. Baseline and roadmap will be examined by external experts for plausibility and progress.

In 2017 the first roadmaps were handed in. The first round is also a test run for all members, therefore the publication of the roadmaps is still voluntary this year. Starting from 2018, all members are obliged to publish their individual roadmaps. Likewise, members are also going to report on their progress in implementation. This is reflected on an individual level in so-called performance profiles.

The Partnership as a whole also reports through a yearly progress report, how successful the implementation of the Partnership’s goals has been.

Publikation: Wir setzen um - Grundsätze zur Entwicklung und Durchführung von Bündnisinitiativen | Herausgeber: Bündnis für nachhaltige Textilien, Juli 2017
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We make things work – Principles for developing and conducting Partnership Initiatives

Editor: Partnership for Sustainable Textiles, July 2017
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Making textile supply chains sustainable – The value of membership
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Making textile supply chains sustainable – The value of membership

Editor: Partnership for Sustainable Textiles, Juny 2017
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Titelbild Broschüre BMZ: Gemeinsame Fortschritte im Textilsektor – Das Bündnis für nachhaltige Textilien
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Joint achievements in the textile sector – Partnership for Sustainable Textiles

Editor: Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, May 2017
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