In 2015, the United Nations adopted 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG). For the first time, they take into account all three dimensions of sustainability: social, environmental and economic. The SDGs cover all living and working contexts, from poverty reduction, climate protection and health care to overarching cooperation. Governments, business enterprises and civil society should work to eradicate poverty and make it possible for all people to live in dignity and full of opportunities. The goal is implementation by 2030, hence the name "Agenda 2030".
The activities of the Partnership for Sustainable Textiles also contribute to ten of the 17 SDGs. They intervene at many points in the global textile value chain. For example, the Partnership is committed to ensuring that workers receive living wages and that poverty is reduced. Less toxic chemicals in the bleaching or dyeing of fabrics benefit the health of workers in textile factories and protect the surrounding rivers and soils. In the roadmaps, the members of the Textiles Partnership commit themselves annually to their corporate responsibility and to binding Partnership goals. Individually and jointly, they thus make a contribution to Agenda 2030. How this looks exactly is shown in the SDG-Mapping.