Latest news from the Steering Committee

The Steering Committee held its 23rd meeting in Berlin on 19 February. These are the most important results:

The Review Process runs until 31 March 2019

TexPerT is available until 31 March for you to enter your data. Until this date, all members have to update their baseline and submit their Progress Report and new Roadmap.

Overhaul of the Review Process for 2020

You can find the latest information about adjustments to the Review Process and the goals from 2020 onwards here.

Partnership Initiative on Living Wages launched

The Steering Committee has approved the project plan for implementing the Partnership Initiative (PI) on Living Wages. Until 31 March 2019 businesses may declare their interest in participating in the PI ─ some commitments have already been made. More information can be found here. Please contact Kristin Huber directly if you have any questions about participating in the Partnership Initiative.

Impact Assessment

The Steering Committee has approved the extension of the Impact Assessment project. The implementation of the impact assessment for living wages is to be launched in 2019 with the first baseline survey. Furthermore, the concept shall be expanded to include chemicals and environmental management, and will then be implemented. The goal for the Partnership and its members is to learn lessons from the results and to process these for the Partnership’s advancement and for the general public.

Grievance mechanisms

Plans for a potential Partnership Initiative on grievance mechanisms are moving forward into the next round with a basic framework of three modules. The concept for this initiative has already been presented to the Partnership Initiative Committee. Here you can find more information.

Partnership Initiative on Chemicals and Environmental Management

The Steering Committee has approved a project plan for the PI on Chemicals and Environmental Management that has been adapted to the new structures. This plan still contains three dovetailed modules to reduce the use of harmful chemicals in textile production. Additional implementation steps and milestones for the Partnership Initiative have been defined. Please contact Rahel Lemke if you have any questions concerning this PI.


In 2018 many milestones have been passed in the process of broadening the Textile Partnership’s international reach. The strategic alliances are planned to be continuously fleshed out during this year. This will be enabled by the ongoing and planned Partnership Initiatives and the harmonisation of approaches, which is also based on the assessment of the Partnership by the OECD.