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Wind energy sector pursues responsible business conduct agreement

Wind Energy | 28-07-2020

The European wind industry is engaged in dialogue with other stakeholders to reach an international Responsible Business Conduct sector agreement. The aim is to sign the agreement before summer 2021.

Donsje Amsterdam signs the Agreement on Sustainable Garments and Textile

Dutch Agreement on Sustainable Garments and Textile | 20-07-2020

Donsje Amsterdam has signed the Agreement on Sustainable Garments and Textile. The company will work towards sustainable products and supply chains.

Dutch Agreement on Sustainable Garments and Textile applies OECD guidelines well

Dutch Agreement on Sustainable Garments and Textile | 15-07-2020

The written standards regarding corporate social responsibility of the Dutch Agreement on Sustainable Clothing and Textiles and their implementation are largely in line with the OECD Guidelines. This is apparent from an extensive analysis conducted by the OECD.

Evaluation of IRBC agreements input for SER advice

15-07-2020

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has commissioned an evaluation of the Agreements promoting International Responsible Business Conduct. The SER includes this evaluation in its advice to Minister Kaag of Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation about the Dutch government’s future policy on international responsible business conduct.

Dutch Agreement on Sustainable Garments and Textile comments on report Clean Clothes Campaign and SOMO

Dutch Agreement on Sustainable Garments and Textile | 06-07-2020

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.

Businesses participating in the Dutch Agreement on Sustainable Garments and Textile take a step forward in international responsible business conduct

Dutch Agreement on Sustainable Garments and Textile | 30-06-2020

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.

H.J. de Rooy Lederwaren signs the Agreement on Sustainable Garments and Textile

Dutch Agreement on Sustainable Garments and Textile | 15-06-2020

H.J. de Rooy Lederwaren has signed the Agreement on Sustainable Garments and Textile. The company will work towards sustainable products and supply chains.

Pre-COVID-19 self-assessment of purchasing practices in garments and textile sector provides valuable insights

Dutch Agreement on Sustainable Garments and Textile | 09-06-2020

Joint report of AGT and PST based on tool developed by ACT underlines importance in times of crisis

Parties to Agreement on Sustainable Garments and Textile call for responsibility during the corona crisis

Dutch Agreement on Sustainable Garments and Textile | 03-06-2020

The parties to the Agreement on Sustainable Garments and Textile (AGT) are calling on companies to comply with their international social responsibility during the corona crisis. The basic principles are to protect the income of workers in the garment and textile sector, to guarantee their health and safety, and to make the supply chain future-proof.

Tools purchasing practices for clothing company managers

Dutch Agreement on Sustainable Garments and Textile | 03-06-2020

During a webinar, organized with Inretail, Modint and Solidaridad, the IRBC Agreement on Sustainable Garments and Textile, managers of clothing companies were given tools for purchasing practices in producing countries.