The Open Apparel Registry (OAR) has launched a free global map of apparel facilities by assigning unique number to each. The open source tool aims to become the go-to source for identifying all global apparel facilities and their affiliations by collating disparate supplier lists from industry stakeholders into one central, open source map and database…
New social audit initiative launched in India
A new initiative—Social and Labour Convergence Program (SLCP)— now seeks to create “sustainable remediation” that will promote collaboration and free up precious resources which can be redirected to tangible programmes for lasting improvements on working conditions. The SLCP, in association with Shahi Exports, kicked off its project in India with a day-long seminar for stakeholders. The SLCP is an initiative which has international manufacturers, brands, retailers, industry groups and civil society organisations as signatories. The idea is to do away with audit fatigue by replacing current proprietary tools with a standard-neutral converged assessment framework.
UKFT developing national apprenticeship for garment makers
ITMF publishes global textile production cost comparison
SIMA unveils Code of Conduct
The Southern India Mills’ Association (SIMA) released an improved version of the Code/Guidelines for employment in textile industry, by including the employment of migrant and contract workers, in addition to the women workers. Companies adopting the SIMA code must consider the social impact of its operations in addition to working conditions. The Code will be in compliance with law, rules and regulations in force, to maintain a moral and ethical standards to be adopted by an employer for running a successful business by way of correct implementation, monitoring and enforcement and by developing a standard of conduct that is acceptable by all stakeholders.
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