ABN AMRO released its second full UNGP report on 25 February 2019. The 2018 Human Rights Report builds on earlier publications such as the 2015 Human Rights Guide, the 2016 Human Rights Report and the 2017 Update. In this report, ABN AMRO explains the progress made in addressing its salient human rights issues over the past two years.
Textile company Dibella signs via ‘associate membership’ the Dutch Agreement on Sustainable Garments and Textile. The company is already a participant of the German Textilbündnis and develops flat linen for textile companies. Dibella aims to deliver sustainable high quality products together with their customers and partners.
On 8 March, parties in association with the Dutch Agreement on Sustainable Garments and Textile—Fair Wear Foundation, InRetail and Plan International Nederland and the International Training Centre of the ILO—will host a workshop on gender in the garment supply chain. The workshop is followed by a celebration for International Women’s Day.
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.