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Workshop Animal Welfare

Dutch Agreement on Sustainable Garments and Textile | 18-12-2018

Four Paws and Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality organized an Animal Welfare workshop for parties in the Dutch Agreement on Sustainable Garments and Textile on the 26th of November. O'neill, WE and de Bijenkorf, parties of the Agreement, contributed to the set-up and contents of the workshop.

Due Diligence Tool shows risks in the supply chain

Dutch Agreement on Sustainable Garments and Textile | 18-12-2018

Together with parties and supporters of the Agreement Sustainable Garments and Textile, Modint has developed a Due Diligence Tool. It gives an overview of projects and tools that companies can use to get more insights in the risks in their supply chain and to mitigate these risks.

Participants in joint project against child labour visit India and Bangladesh

Dutch Agreement on Sustainable Garments and Textile | 17-12-2018

Companies and NGOs participating in the joint project ‘Remedies towards a Better Workplace’ have visited the South Indian region of Tamil Nadu and the Dhaka district in central Bangladesh.

Learning session on ‘shrinking civic freedoms and the position of human rights defenders (HRDs)’

Dutch Banking Sector Agreement | 10-12-2018

On 16 November 2018, a learning session on shrinking civic freedoms and the position of human rights defenders (HRDs) was held at the Dutch development bank FMO. This session was one of a number of follow-up actions to the report ‘Increasing Leverage’, published recently by the Dutch Banking Agreement (DBA). Oxfam and Amnesty International were the initiators and the Social and Economic Council of the Netherlands (SER) moderated the well-attended meeting.

Parties agreement participate in UN Forum

Dutch Banking Sector Agreement | 07-12-2018

Parties to the Dutch Banking Sector Agreement participated in the annual UN Forum in November. This Forum on business and human rights took place in Geneva, to which representatives of states and businesses attended. During the conference several panel discussions were organised about human rights and supply chain transparency.

Buying Practices Workshop

Dutch Agreement on Sustainable Garments and Textile | 29-11-2018

'If the price you get to pay as a buyer is too good to be true, it most probably is'. On November 23, the workshop ‘Due diligence in your purchasing practices’ was held about how price quotation, terms of payment & forecasting can be done in a sustainable way. This workshop was organised by the Dutch Agreement for Sustainable Garments and Textile, in cooperation with Modint and Solidaridad.

Agreement sends joint letter to Bangladeshi government

Dutch Agreement on Sustainable Garments and Textile | 26-11-2018

Het Convenant voor Duurzame kleding en Textiel heeft een brief gestuurd naar de premier van Bangladesh over het verbeteren en verzekeren van veilige werkomstandigheden in de Bengaalse kledingindustrie.

Seminar on Sustainable Sourcing

Dutch Agreement on Sustainable Garments and Textile | 16-11-2018

On 13 November, the ‘Sustainable Sourcing Seminar’ was held at Modint. During the seminar, various NGOs, trade unions and social initiatives briefly set out their expertise and explained what significance they could have for clothing companies, in the textile-producing countries as well as in the Netherlands. Participants in and supporters of the Dutch Agreement on Sustainable Garments and Textile also attended the seminar.

Collective project on living wage started

Dutch Agreement on Sustainable Garments and Textile | 15-11-2018

The theme ‘living wage’ is addressed specifically in the Dutch Agreement on Sustainable Garments and Textile. The Parties that drew up the Agreement together regard a living wage and social dialogue as essential themes. That is because progress in these two areas can have a positive impact on all the other themes. They are therefore of critical value and occupy a central place in the Agreement. Signatories can help support a living wage by adopting sustainable procurement practices.

Much interest in IRBC agreements at Brussels conference

14-11-2018

How can multi-stakeholder initiatives such as the Dutch IRBC agreements contribute to the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals? That was the question addressed during the conference ‘SDGs and Initiatives for Sustainable Global Value Chains’ in Brussels.