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.