Four new signatories to Dutch Agreement on Sustainable Garments and Textile

Another four parties have become signatories to the Dutch Agreement on Sustainable Garments and Textile. StarSock, ByKay, Noppies and Goosecraft have joined the list of enterprises that signed the Agreement earlier. Like their Agreement partners, they will work to prevent such abuses as exploitation, animal suffering and environmental damage in production countries. The Agreement has also gained a new supporter: Control Union.

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Agreements promoting international responsible business conduct (IRBC agreements) involve partnerships between enterprises, government, unions and NGOs. Initially, 55 entrepreneurs signed the Garments and Textile Agreement last year. This means that the Agreement partners already account for more than 35 percent of all textile sales in the Netherlands. Next year, that should increase to 50 percent, and ultimately to 80 percent. 

The Garments and Textile Agreement is being facilitated by the SER and represents the Dutch approach to the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises promoting international responsible business conduct. 

StarSock advocates sustainable and environmentally friendly production. 

ByKay sells baby carriers and practises responsible business conduct.