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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.

Register now for online webinar ‘Access to medicines and the role of insurers’

Insurance sector | 09-06-2020

What can insurers do to make their investments in the pharmaceutical industry contribute to access to medicines for citizens in low and middle income countries? How can the Access to Medicine (ATM) index help you in investment decisions? Find out during this symposium!

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.

New participants from the Netherlands and Flanders

TruStone Initiative | 14-05-2020

In the past few weeks, three companies have joined the TruStone Initiative. These are the Dutch companies B&S Natuursteen and Steenwerck and the Flemish company VietBlueStone.

Issue of whether or not to introduce IRBC legislation dominates debate in the Dutch House of Representatives

23-04-2020

The House of Representatives has differing views on whether or not to legislate for International Responsible Business Conduct (International RBC). Sigrid Kaag, the Dutch Minister of Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation, wants to address the international RBC approach as broadly as possible. This became apparent during the recent general consultation (AO) with the Minister.

Call to face the consequences of the corona crisis together

Dutch Agreement on Sustainable Garments and Textile | 21-04-2020

The IRBC Agreement on Sustainable Garments and Textile, together with a large group of like-minded organizations, has drawn up a joint statement on responding responsibly to the corona crisis.

Increased European awareness for the International RBC Agreement for the Metals Sector

Agreement for the Metals Sector | 02-04-2020

A joint meeting of the International RBC Agreement for the Metals Sector and Eurometaux resulted in increased European awareness about the Agreement. Also, the idea was born to communicate jointly about metals supply chains due diligence and to share know-how on supply chain due diligence more intensively.