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Improving working conditions through multi-company collective bargaining agreement for clothing suppliers in Vietnam

Dutch Agreement on Sustainable Garments and Textile | 17-01-2022

CNV Internationaal is developing a collective bargaining agreement together with workwear companies ETP, Groenendijk Bedrijfskleding, HAVEP and Tricorp for their supplier and other surrounding garment factories in Vietnam.

First results within the AGT Factory Support Programme

Dutch Agreement on Sustainable Garments and Textile | 22-12-2021

The collective project 'Factory support programme: continuous improvement of labour conditions in Tamil Nadu, India' aims to improve working conditions in the south Indian state by addressing social issues. After the first year, lessons learned and results have been summarized, including reduced absenteeism, better understanding of Indian labor law and an employee helpline.

Local engagement through global collaboration

Agreement Pension Funds | 21-12-2021

The Dutch Responsible Business Conduct Agreement on responsible investment by Pension Funds has concluded its first engagement case, concerning a multinational mining company and its operations in Peru. In a lessons learned document, the Agreement presents achievements, key insights and recommendations. The parties involved want to inspire investors, NGOs, trade unions and governments to work together to create added value in supply chains.

Learnings and recommendations in joint report of AGT and PST on purchasing practices

Dutch Agreement on Sustainable Garments and Textile | 20-12-2021

The Dutch Agreement on Sustainable Garments and Textile and the German Partnership for Sustainable Textiles have jointly released a report with insights from buyer and supplier feedback. In Spring 2021 feedback was collected through purchasing practices surveys by 48 participating companies, receiving insights from 954 brand employees and 445 suppliers. The report sums up key takeaways, learnings and recommendations from this huge dataset.

Exploration towards a new agreement for responsible supply chains in the garments and textile sector

13-12-2021

Business, trade unions and NGOs have started negotiations on a new agreement to further human rights, international labour rights, the environment and animal welfare in the garments and textile sector. Parties jointly seek to drive leadership on responsible business conduct due diligence, aligned with the OECD Guidelines and the UNGPs on business and human rights.

Successful closing event Agreement Sustainable Garments and Textile

Dutch Agreement on Sustainable Garments and Textile | 06-12-2021

The Dutch Agreement on Sustainable Garments and Textile has been concluded after five and a half years with a successful, interactive meeting. A series of speakers from companies, social organizations and government looked back and forward to the future, together with the guests. The added value of collaboration within the sector was considered a key element.

Feedback of suppliers and brand employees on companies' purchasing practices shared in webinar

Dutch Agreement on Sustainable Garments and Textile | 03-12-2021

On 14 December 2021, the Dutch Agreement on Sustainable Garments and Textile and the German Partnership for Sustainable Textiles organize a webinar on responsible purchasing practices in the garments and textile sector.

Webinars and training on Human Rights Due Diligence and Risk management

Agreement for the Food Products Sector | 03-12-2021

Are you interested in the topic of Human Rights Due Diligence in agri-food supply chains? Or working in this field for a company or NGO? Then the below webinars are of interest for you!

Joining the Responsible Gold Agreement possible until 1 December 2021

Agreement Responsible Gold | 19-11-2021

The steering committee of the Responsible Gold Agreement has decided that new signatories can join the Agreement until December 1, 2021.

Pieter van der Gaag guest in Crazy Money

Agreement Pension Funds | 11-11-2021

Chairman Pieter van der Gaag contributed to an episode of the podcast series ‘Crazy Money’ by American author, comedian and podcaster Paul Ollinger.