Agreeing on a path forward

The Dutch Agreement on a Sustainable Garment and Textile Sector was signed in 2016 by Solidaridad and a broad coalition of brands, retailers, representative organizations, trade unions and the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The parties have agreed to work together on a more sustainable production of garments and textiles in developing countries.

In the coming years, Solidaridad will help those parties to put covenant agreements into practice. Solidaridad also works towards reducing the number and duplication of social audits in the apparel and footwear industry in its commitment as a signatory of the Social and Labor convergence project and member of the steering committee of this project. The focus is on developing an industry-wide, standardized methodology for social and labour performance assessment, and eventually clear the path for effective and lasting changes in working conditions.

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