The Dutch Agreement on Sustainable Garments and Textile is publishing a list that reveals the difference between minimum wage and living wage in the garment and textile industry in many countries. Understanding the difference between the two allows companies to take steps to bridge this gap. The list covers almost fifty countries and regions and was compiled using data provided by WageIndicator and The Global Living Wage Coalition.
The number of clothing and textile companies which endorse the Transparency Pledge goes up again.
The European Commission has recently concluded a public consultation on sustainability in corporate governance. The Social and Economic Council (SER) provided input.
The independent Complaints and Disputes Committee of the Dutch Agreement on Sustainable Garments and Textile has made its first decision on a submitted complaint. It concerns a complaint from NGO Arisa about clothing company C&A.
The parties to the international RBC Agreement on Sustainable Garments and Textile again call on companies to give substance to their international responsible business conduct during the corona crisis. The basic principles are the protection of the income of employees in the clothing and textile sector, guaranteeing their safety and health and making the chain future-proof.
Recently, the National Contact Point for the OECD Guidelines (NCP) organized a webinar on ‘responsible business in the digital economy’. One of the speakers was Carine van Oosteren of the SER. The webinar can now be watched and the presentations are available.
Hunter Douglas has terminated its participation in the Metals Agreement as of the beginning of 2021.
The share of more sustainable raw materials used by the companies that are signatories of the Dutch Agreement on Sustainable Garments and Textile increases again. In 2017, 16 percent of the raw materials were more sustainable, in 2018 this was 28 percent and in 2019 it has increased to 38 percent. Again, the signatories take another step towards a more sustainable supply chain.
A&M Recycling | In2Waste Solutions signed the International RBC Agreement for the Metals Sector on 11 November 2020.