THE DUTCH AGREEMENT ON SUSTAINABLE GARMENTS AND TEXTILE
Some of our production is outsourced to countries outside of the European Union. This poses a potential risk to human rights and worker health and safety. In 2016, we signed the Dutch Agreement on Sustainable Garment and Textile as our commitment to worker wellbeing, fairness and transparency.
Key points about the AGT:
- It is a broad coalition of businesses and other organisations that have signed the Dutch Agreement on Sustainable Garments and Textile.
- It was set up by the Dutch government, de Sociaal Economische Raad
- It was set up following Guiding Principles by United Nations and the ILO Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work
- It requires brands to do their Due Diligence
- The AGT has a social and environmental focus
- AGT IS NOT AN CERTIFICATION COMPANY!
Due Diligence is an investigative research into a brand’s entire supply chain. The brand is required to look at all aspects; every step of the production process from cotton filed to the customer’s delivery. The brand needs to report on their practices, their ways of working and their future plans on material, social and environmental levels. Continuous improvement is required by all brands part of the AGT.
We are required to provide an annual Action Plan that is then critically reviewed by the AGT and comments need to be acted on within a certain time frame. We publish our Action Plan online for full disclosure.
For more information, visit the official website: www.imvoconvenanten.nl/en/garments-textile