How can companies take a better risk-based approach to do due diligence? On February 14, the Dutch Agreement on Sustainable Garments and Textile organizes a practical working session at the OECD conference on Due Diligence in the Garment and Footwear Sector.
On 5 February, a series of workshops on the subject of living wage start. The workshops aim to support companies in the social dialogue with their suppliers and improving their buying practices as a part of their due diligence.
A lot of companies in the Netherlands source their production in Turkey. How can companies source responsibly and avoid risks? Join the seminar, hosted by the AGT and the Fair Wear Foundation on March 14 at the SER.
The Dutch clothing brand was founded in 2001 and is known for their denim. Kuyichi is the 92nd clothing label to have signed the agreement.
On November 16th 2018 ING released its first full UNGP report. In the report, ING looks at five salient human rights issues. For ING as an employer, these are work-related stress and discrimination; as a corporate lender, these are land-related community issues, child labour and forced labour. As a member of the Dutch Banking Sector Agreement (DBA) on human rights, ING highlights that through the agreement they have been spurred to publish the Human Rights report in this form.
By investing their assets, pension funds can exert influence worldwide, for example in relation to human rights and the environment. In order to exert that influence more efficiently, a better understanding of the risks in the global investment chain and cooperation with local partners are required. 73 Funds, which together represent 1179 billion euros in invested assets, are signing the agreement today for this purpose.
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.
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.
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.
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.