The European wind industry is engaged in dialogue with other stakeholders to reach an international Responsible Business Conduct sector agreement. The aim is to sign the agreement before summer 2021.
Donsje Amsterdam has signed the Agreement on Sustainable Garments and Textile. The company will work towards sustainable products and supply chains.
The written standards regarding responsible business conduct of the Dutch Agreement on Sustainable Garments and Textile and their implementation are largely in line with the OECD Guidelines. This is apparent from an extensive analysis conducted by the OECD.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has commissioned an evaluation of the Agreements promoting International Responsible Business Conduct. The SER includes this evaluation in its advice to Minister Kaag of Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation about the Dutch government’s future policy on international responsible business conduct.
Clean Clothes Campaign (SKC) and SOMO recently published a report criticizing the reporting of a number of companies participating in the Dutch Agreement on Sustainable Garments and Textile (AGT). The report assesses the extent to which these companies' reports comply with the OECD guidelines. AGT sees the report as an incentive for companies to work towards greater transparency.
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.
The insurers, the government, NGOs and trade unions, united in the IRBC agreement in the insurance sector, have developed five frameworks for themes around the environment, social conditions and corporate governance. These thematic frameworks bring together relevant international legislation and regulations, tips and other support that an insurer can use when investing in risky sectors.
H.J. de Rooy Lederwaren has signed the Agreement on Sustainable Garments and Textile. The company will work towards sustainable products and supply chains.
Joint report of AGT and PST based on tool developed by ACT underlines importance in times of crisis
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.