Netherlands: Brands commit to disclosing factory list under transparency pledge
Author: Fibre2Fashion, Published on: 19 November 2019
"8 firms in Dutch Agreement sign transparency pledge", 18 November 2019
Eight companies signed the transparency pledge at a...stakeholder meeting of the Dutch Agreement on Sustainable Garments and Textile. The companies are Okimono, Alchemist, Marlies Dekkers, Kings of Indigo, Kuyichi, WE Fashion, Schijvens Corporate Fashion and HEMA. G-Star Raw, C&A, Zeeman and Esprit had already signed the pledge.
In signing this pledge, companies commit to disclose the locations of their production sites, what type of garments are manufactured there and how many people work at these sites....
...Under the agreement, all participating companies already disclose their production sites on an aggregate list, making it possible to report malpractices to the agreement's secretariat. The secretariat then puts the companies in touch with the party who reported the malpractice and checks whether companies are doing everything in their power to address the issue...
...They...commit to updating this information regularly, i.e. twice a year.