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Alliance aims at improving supply chains and sutainability

Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC) and the Partnership for Sustainable Textiles will cooperate to create better working conditions and increased environmental protection across global textile supply chains. Both parties will align requirements, tools, and verification systems. In addition, joint member companies can make use of joint activities and shared information in future.

Over the next four years, SAC and the Partnership for Sustainable Textiles will collaborate based on the due diligence approach as defined by the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights and specified by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development for the garment sector. Members of the SAC and the Partnership for Sustainable Textiles will develop and test joint verification and reporting systems and explore opportunities for a joint methodology to measure impact.

This strategic collaboration is seen as a step toward a leaner industry with more efficient practices and, ultimately, creating greater impact throughout the supply chains. It will provide companies in Europe with tools and coherent guidance to successfully implement environmental and social sustainability practices along their supply chains. It will create synergies for member companies in implementing supply chain due diligence. Members of both initiatives will benefit from reduced administrative reporting efforts.