31 Mar '16, 6pm

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The Dutch government, along with a coalition of trade unions, non-governmental organizations, and industry groups, has pledged to address the myriad social and environmental issues endemic to garment- and textile-producing countries such as Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, and Turkey. An agreement, drafted under the eye of the Social and Economic Council of the Netherlands , lists child and forced labor, environmental pollution, living wages , better working conditions, and animal welfare among the key areas that require “practical improvements.” The covenant is still in its early stages. Not only does it need to secure funding, but it also has to secure the signatures of at least 35 brands and retailers—representing 30 percent of sales in the Netherlands—by June.

Full article: http://www.ecouterre.com/dutch-government-seeks-to-improv...

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