Eight severe human rights issues addressed with priority

Dutch Banking Sector Agreement | 13-08-2019

Banks are financing (parts of) the palm oil value chain and according to the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs), they should avoid infringing human rights and address adverse human right impacts with which they are involved. This analysis helps parties and adhering banks to address human rights risks in palm oil collectively and individually.

Climate commitment in progress within Agreement Insurance Sector Agreement

Insurance sector | 25-07-2019

On 10 July, the Dutch financial sector signed a commitment to contribute to the national Climate Agreement. The Carbon Accounting Financials Platform has developed a method to calculate the CO2 impact of investments.

Second practical case discussed within Agreement insurance sector

Insurance sector | 23-07-2019

Parties in the Agreement in the insurance sector have jointly worked out a second case for international responsible investment (IMVO).

Agreement starts collaboration with Open Apparel Registry

Dutch Agreement on Sustainable Garments and Textile | 16-07-2019

The Agreement on Sustainable Garments and Textile has started a collaboration with the international website Open Apparel Registry (OAR).

Good examples offer inspiration to signatories at participants’ day

Dutch Agreement on Sustainable Garments and Textile | 11-07-2019

Various good examples of cooperation on themes such as gender and living wages by companies provided much inspiration during the participants’ day on July 2nd. Over a hundred people from participating parties and companies in the Agreement on Sustainable Garments and Textile were present to learn from each other and to strengthen the collaboration.

Arisa conducts risk assessment in Tamil Nadu to identify risks and strengthen the efforts of signatory brands

Dutch Agreement on Sustainable Garments and Textile | 09-07-2019

Human Rights Organisation Arisa has conducted a risk assessment in the supply chain of signatories to the Agreement on Sustainable Garments and Textile (AGT) in Tamil Nadu (India).

Climate Impact Work Conference at the Dutch Association of Insurers

Insurance sector | 09-07-2019

The financial sector wants to actively contribute to the financing of the energy transition.

Textile companies reveal how they deal with the risks of malpractices

Dutch Agreement on Sustainable Garments and Textile | 04-07-2019

Agreement on Sustainable Garments and Textile: Openness about risks in sector 'the new normal'

Companies are opening up about malpractices that they have encountered in garments and textile manufacturing – and what they are doing in response. Some fifty brands that have participated in the Dutch Agreement on Sustainable Garments and Textile since the very start will be making their findings public no later than today.

Floricultural sector joins forces to press for more responsible production

| 02-07-2019

The International Responsible Business Conduct (IRBC) Agreement for the floricultural sector was signed at the World Horti Center in Naaldwijk today. The Dutch floricultural sector has joined forces with the Dutch government, a trade union and an NGO to agree on a more responsible approach to international production of and trade in ornamental plants.

Seminar ‘beyond auditing’ takes brands towards systemic change

Dutch Agreement on Sustainable Garments and Textile | 22-06-2019

Early this month we had the opportunity to present the Dutch Agreement for Sustainable Garments and Textile (AGT) at the seminar ‘beyond auditing’, organised by the German Textilbündnis.