Concrete steps for a global sustainable garment value chains
On Thursday 27th April, the Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) have voted a new Report on the EU Flagship initiative on the garment sector calling the European Commission to take action across all aspects of sustainability, social, environmental and financial, while stressing human-rights issues. The vote marks the conclusion of a long research in which the MEPs invested efforts to dig in the complexity of the global garment value chain and to investigate options to boost fair and responsible business practices globally.
Moving on to the next steps, EURATEX believes the efforts shall focus on building upon the achievements of successful voluntary initiatives and refraining from creations of new mandatory due diligence ruling.
Tackling a global issue, we welcome the Commission and the Parliament acknowledgements of the need to act globally and to align with ILO standards and the last OECD due diligence guidance which was presented last February.
EURATEX reiterates its commitment to constructively work together for fair policy proposals which can deliver results on the ground and make a difference.
Read the EURATEX contribution to the European Parliament policy debate, November 2016.