How will we proceed over the next five years?

There is much work to be done in the five-year agreement period. It will start with a busy period of preparation. 

The Dutch Agreement on Sustainable Garments and Textile will remain in effect for a five-year period commencing from the date of its signature, i.e. 4 July 2016. The businesses and parties that have signed the agreement are aware of how much needs to improve. They also know that improvement will take time and that countries and production sites differ considerably. That is precisely why it is important to draw up sound plans based on accurate information. The first year of the five-year term will therefore be spent making thorough preparations. Starting in the second year – i.e. from July 2017 onwards – the participating businesses will implement the plans they have drafted. Thereafter, they will be subject to an annual evaluation and adjustment. The agreement will thus be implemented in cycles. Every year, there will be more information available and the parties will have more experience, allowing them to refine their targets.

Involved in the IRBC agreement

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