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Garments Textile | 10 May 2017

First ‘living wage’ workshop Sustainable Garments and Textile

On 9 May 2017, the ‘living wage’ work group organised a workshop on this important topic for businesses, NGOs and trade unions.

23 February 2017

Dutch House of Representatives briefed on IRBC agreements

A round table discussion with MPs took place on Monday 13 February concerning progress on the IRBC agreements.

31 January 2017

SER discusses IRBC with Dutch ambassadors

This ‘ambassadors’ conference’ plays an important role in ensuring that these diplomatic representatives speak with a single voice when promoting Dutch interests abroad.

10 January 2017

Insurance sector working on IRBC agreement

The Dutch insurance sector, the Dutch government, trade unions and NGOs have undertaken to work together in the months ahead on an agreement promoting International Responsible Business Conduct (IRBC).

02 December 2016

House Committee learns about IRBC

On 30 November 2016, a delegation headed by SER president Mariëtte Hamer visited the House Committee on Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation.

Banking | 28 October 2016

Banks, unions, NGOs and government working together on human rights

Dutch banks, unions, NGOs and government are joining forces by signing an agreement on international responsible business conduct regarding human rights in the banking sector.

Garments Textile | 04 July 2016

75 signatures endorse Sustainable Garment and Textile Sector agreement

The Netherlands is the first country to embark on the transition to a sustainable garment and textile sector in this manner.

Garments Textile | 09 March 2016

Broad coalition supports agreement on sustainable garment and textile production

A broad coalition of industry organisations, trade unions, civil-society organisations and the Dutch government are presenting an agreement

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