garment sector

garment sector

Transparency and traceability are common expressions as businesses talk about what they do. But what do they mean in practice in the context of the global garment industry? How much do companies know about those supply chains and the products they sell (traceability)? And how much are they willing to tell consumers and others about the risks and problems they face (transparency)?
Today, the European Commission presents a set of focused actions to make value chains in the garment sector more sustainable. This comes after we had just marked the four year anniversary of the Rana Plaza disaster in Bangladesh.
An overview of garment-relevant development cooperation initiatives and activities, prepared by the Directorate-General for International Cooperation and Development of the European Commission.
This external diagnostic study maps the situation in the garment industry in different producing countries, provides an overview of key sustainability initiatives in the garment sector, and looks into possible opportunities to make supply chains in the garment sector more responsible. 
This video sheds light on how our clothes are made. The EU is taking action towards more responsible global value chains.
Inditex's chairman, Pablo Isla, and the general secretary of IndustriALL Global Union, Jyrki Raina, signed a new unique cooperation agreement in Brussels today alongside a High-level Conference on Responsible Management of the Supply Chain in the Garment Sector organised by the European Commission. Press release from Inditex
Inditex's chairman, Pablo Isla, and the general secretary of IndustriALL Global Union, Jyrki Raina, signed a new unique cooperation agreement in Brussels today alongside a High-level Conference on Responsible Management of the Supply Chain in the Garment Sector organised by the European Commission.
Inditex's chairman, Pablo Isla, and the general secretary of IndustriALL Global Union, Jyrki Raina, signed a new unique cooperation agreement in Brussels today alongside a High-level Conference on Responsible Management of the Supply Chain in the Garment Sector organised by the European Commission.
Agenda of the High-level Conference on Responsible Management of the Supply Chain in the Garment Sector
On Monday the 25th April the Commission will host the first High-level Conference on responsible supply chain management in the garment sector, one day after the third anniversary of the Rana Plaza factory collapse in Bangladesh. The Conference will promote successful existing initiatives, including from Member States and industry, and provide a platform for continuing the dialogue at EU level. High-level participation by MEPs and from EU Member States, business and civil society is foreseen.