The programme is actively involved in developing Asia’s textile sector, initiating and facilitating dialogue, knowledge transfer and cooperation among employees and factory managers, within countries and across national borders.
Programme agreements with governments have been put in place in Bangladesh, Cambodia, Myanmar and Pakistan. Industry is primarily addressed through its associations.
In China, the programme has signed a declaration of intent with the China National Textile and Apparel Council (CNTAC). To ensure that adequate account takes of the concerns of employees, either they or their representatives and the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES) involved in planning and implementing measures. At regional level, the programme cooperates closely with the International Labour Organization (ILO).
The programme builds on the experience gained by GIZ in the field of labour and social standards in the textile industry.