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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.

Fabienne Chapot signs Agreement on Sustainable Garments and Textile

Dutch Agreement on Sustainable Garments and Textile | 08-11-2018

The Dutch Agreement on Sustainable Garments and Textile has acquired a new signatory: Fabienne Chapot (Fab B.V.). Fabienne Chapot is a Dutch fashion brand for women and is known for their colourful collection with all over prints.

New signatory to Garments and Textile Agreement: Ducky Dons

Dutch Agreement on Sustainable Garments and Textile | 08-11-2018

Companies, CSOs, unions and government in dialogue about impact

Dutch Agreement on Sustainable Garments and Textile | 07-11-2018

On November 6 the event ‘AGT’s Next Steps, towards increased impact in supply chains’ took place. The main objective of the day was the exchange of experiences and knowledge. Over a hundred participants to the Agreement for Sustainable Garments and Textile joined the event.

Stakeholders informed about progress of banking sector agreement

Dutch Banking Sector Agreement | 07-11-2018

On Friday 2 November 2018 the stakeholder meeting of the Dutch Banking Sector Agreement took place. Stakeholders to the agreement received more information about the progress the agreement has made, and joined the discussion on several dilemmas within the agreement. About 50 stakeholders from CSOs, research institutes and parties to the agreement participated in the event.

Minister Kaag visits Zeeman about agreement

Dutch Agreement on Sustainable Garments and Textile | 01-11-2018

Minister Sigrid Kaag of Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation visited Zeeman to discuss how they work on the Agreement for Sustainable Garments and Textile and to see how they work towards a more sustainable value chain.

Masterclass for insurers on implementing sustainable investing

Insurance sector | 01-11-2018

Member of Parliament Alkaya (SP) visits Bijenkorf

Dutch Agreement on Sustainable Garments and Textile | 30-10-2018

Mahir Alkaya, member of Parliament for the SP, visited the Bijenkorf to get an insight to their commitment to the Dutch Agreement on sustainable garments and textile and their efforts to work towards a more sustainable value chain.