Unions have developed a tool with questions for companies in the garment and textile sector. With this questionnaire they can start the conversation about freedom of association and working conditions in factories.
Parties and banks within the Dutch Banking Sector Agreement have been working on an analysis of the palm oil value chain.
The coalition that concluded the Dutch Banking Sector Agreement on International Responsible Business Conduct Regarding Human Rights has published its first annual report. The report includes two new analyses, one concerning the global cocoa value chain and the other describing how the Agreement parties and adhering banks can use their influence to prevent and reduce human rights violations.
The Cookie Company signed the Agreement on Sustainable Garments and Textile. The Cookie Company is an international company that designs and makes clothing and accessories for large retailers, like Kruidvat, Action and Intertoys.
Textile company Alsico NV is the first participating company of the Dutch Argeement on Sustainable Garments and Textile that signed the ‘associate membership’ with the German Textilbündnis.
From next year onwards, the participating companies to the agreement will publish individually what the greatest risks are in factories where they produce, together with their policy for dealing with these risks.
Parties of the agreement have sent a letter to the Prime Minister of Bangladesh to support an increase of the minimum wage for Bangladeshi garment workers. The letter is also sent by the Fair Wear Foundation (FWF), which is also a supporting organization to the agreement.
A large number of investors are signing a statement supporting the Dutch Agreement on Sustainable Garments and Textile (AGT) and the Sustainable Apparel Coalition. Together, they represent more than EUR 3.7 trillion in assets under management.
The Dutch Agreement on Sustainable Garments and Textile (AGT) has reported a substantially larger number of production sites. The new production site list shows the 4,267 sites where participating companies produced goods in the past year. Publication of the new production site list coincides with the second anniversary of the signing of the Agreement.
The parties in the Dutch food products sector are joining forces to ensure responsible business conduct in the international production chain. Today, they signed the International Responsible Business Conduct (IRBC) Agreement for the Food Products Sector.