Entries by Theresa Joerißen

Second Basic Training Pilot on chemical management completed

The Partnership Initiative Chemical and Environmental Management aims at introducing a sustainable and innovative chemical and environmental management in the production facilities. By substituting harmful chemicals of wet processes, labour safety as well as environmental protection can be improved. Furthermore, the Partnership Initiative aims at transmitting knowledge on how to store and handle chemicals in […]

Textiles Partnership meets to work and learn jointly

At 11th April more than 100 members of the Textiles Partnership met at the Partnership’s Working Meeting in Cologne. Ongoing and new projects of the Textiles Partnership were discussed in 14 break-out sessions. The focus was put on the projects regarding living wages and grievance mechanisms as well as the implementation and integration of block […]

New Publication: Procurement of virgin wool

Happy sheep = good wool? Not automatically. The newly published guideline explains how to keep sheep under good conditions and how to procure sustainable wool. It addresses animal welfare, due diligence and measures against flystrike. The ‘Five Freedoms’ set international animal welfare standards. Concerning sheep farming this means among others that sheep should not suffer […]

bevh becomes member of the Textiles Partnership

We are happy to welcome the Bundesverband E-Commerce und Versandhandel Deutschland e.V. (bevh) as a new member to the Partnership for Sustainable Textiles. The bevh represents the interests of its approximately 600 members and is at the same time a platform for networking. The members of the online- and mail-order-business embrace 75 per cent of […]

Videos on chemical management in textile production available

Global textile production is associated with the use of many chemicals that pose risks for the workers involved, the environment and textile consumers. Enormous quantities of water are polluted by chemicals, especially during textile dyeing, printing and finishing. As many plants are not aware of the relevance of responsible chemical management, the wastewater from such […]

Invitations and dates in 2019

Steering Committee elections Since the current Steering Committee’s term expires on 31 July 2019, elections for the new Steering Committee will be held this spring. Members will hold Steering Committee elections from 3 to 19 May 2019. SAVE THE DATE: Symposium on ‘Integrated Best Available Wastewater Management’ In cooperation with the University of Stuttgart and the […]

Leveraging the added value of international initiatives

The OECD is currently conducting the so-called Alignment Assessments in order to implement the OECD Due Diligence Guidance for Responsible Supply Chains in the Garment and Footwear Sector. By doing so the OECD is reviewing the extent to which approaches used by existing sector initiatives to promote sustainability in the textile sector apply the due […]

News from the projects

Partnership Initiative on Living Wages The Partnership Initiative on Living Wages has started! The first companies have announced their participation in the country module for Cambodia. A number of others are already involved in the basic module on purchasing practices and have already set themselves a goal for wages for this year. All companies that […]