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.
By signing the agreement, the company commits to implement improvements in its supply chain and to submit to the annual assessment cycle carried out by the secretariat.
Clothing and textile companies can significantly reduce the use of water, energy and harmful chemicals with the "Wet Processing Guidebook". This handbook has been drawn up by Solidaridad in collaboration with the Dutch Agreement on Sustainable Garments and Textile. It gives companies practical tools on how to map the so-called wet processes, including the coloring, printing and treatment of textiles, and how to significantly reduce their impact on the environment.
The company will work towards sustainable products and supply chains.
The company C.A.G. Gerlon withdraws from the Agreement on Sustainable Garments and Textile.
Enabling access to remedy is an opportunity for a company to gain better insight into and to address issues in its supply chains, to prevent costs and to strengthen its reputation. More collaboration between companies and stakeholders is needed to increase leverage for remedy, to develop expertise on remediation processes and to develop ideas on how to finance remedy. These are amongst the key findings of the Access to Remedy webinar organised by the Social and Economic Council (SER) and the Dutch OECD National Contact Point (NCP) with the support of Shift.
Nyrstar, an internationally operating company in the metal sector, signed the International RBC Agreement for the Metals Sector on 26 October 2020
From 2016 to 2019, the number of unique production locations publicized by signatories of the Agreement on Sustainable Garments and Textile (AGT), has more than doubled from 2,800 to 6,000. The locations can be found on the Open Apparel Registry (OAR): a global database of textile production locations. The growing number of production locations of AGT companies on the OAR, demonstrates their ongoing effort to increase supply chain transparency.