From 2016 to 2019, the number of unique production locations publicized by signatories of the Agreement on Sustainable Garments and Textile (AGT), has more than doubled from 2,800 to 6,000. The locations can be found on the Open Apparel Registry (OAR): a global database of textile production locations. The growing number of production locations of AGT companies on the OAR, demonstrates their ongoing effort to increase supply chain transparency.
Participants in the Dutch Agreement on Sustainable Garments and Textile are launching a collective project aimed at improving working conditions in India’s Tamil Nadu region. The aim is to tackle various social themes, including discrimination & gender, child labour, forced labour, freedom of association, living wage, and health & safety in the workplace. The project will run for three years.
GoodWeave recently joined the Dutch Agreement on Sustainable Garments and Textile as a supporting organisation. GoodWeave International is a leading nonprofit organisation working to end child labour in global supply chains while improving overall working conditions through a holistic, market and community-based system.
Mondiaal FNV and CNV Internationaal took the initiative for making the production chain more social and sustainable at the request of the Dutch clothing brands, united in the Agreement on Sustainable Garments and Textile.
Between April 2017 and March 2020, a coalition of parties and companies worked together to prevent and eliminate child labour in garment supply chains in India and Bangladesh.
Donsje Amsterdam has signed the Agreement on Sustainable Garments and Textile. The company will work towards sustainable products and supply chains.
The written standards regarding responsible business conduct of the Dutch Agreement on Sustainable Garments and Textile and their implementation are largely in line with the OECD Guidelines. This is apparent from an extensive analysis conducted by the OECD.
Clean Clothes Campaign (SKC) and SOMO recently published a report criticizing the reporting of a number of companies participating in the Dutch Agreement on Sustainable Garments and Textile (AGT). The report assesses the extent to which these companies' reports comply with the OECD guidelines. AGT sees the report as an incentive for companies to work towards greater transparency.
The number of participating businesses that fully comply with the process requirements relating to international responsible business conduct has grown sharply from 5 to 36. There are now more than 5,800 locations identified where garments and textiles are being produced. This is stated in the 2019 annual report of the Dutch Agreement on Sustainable Garments and Textile, which is published today.