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German government initiative in supply chains in garment sector

In April 2014, Development Minister Gerd Müller invited various stakeholders to form a Round Table on the Textiles Industry to discuss options for improving environmental and social standards in the textile industry. More than 70 representatives of the textile sector, unions and civil society took part in the Round Table and drafted an ambitious Plan of Action. On 16 October 2014, the Partnership for Sustainable Textiles was officially launched. The Partnership is intended to foster the continuous improvement of social, environmental and economic sustainability along the entire textile value chain. The Plan of Action also lays down the stages in which the Partnership Standards are to be implemented and the ways in which members are to demonstrate implementation.

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