Meeting with unions from Bangladesh, Cambodia and Indonesia
The guests had specific tips for participating enterprises. For example, they recommended scrutinising legislation governing the freedom of association in production countries and adding conditions concerning the freedom of association in their contracts with suppliers. Enterprises were also advised to raise this subject during factory site visits. Freedom of association is one of the nine themes addressed in the Agreement on Sustainable Garments and Textile. It is regarded as a basic requirement for progress in other areas.
Garments and Textile Agreement
A broad coalition of enterprises and other organisations in the garments and textile sector has concluded the Dutch Agreement on Sustainable Garments and Textile. The coalition’s aim is to improve working conditions and prevent environmental pollution and animal suffering in production countries.