Improving working conditions in your clothing supply chain

Fact sheet ‘Socially responsible public procurement of garments and textiles’

Do you buy clothing for a company or government? Are you interested in how the purchasing policies and practices organisations in the public and semi-public sector at the buying end of the supply chain can help to better working conditions for factory workers? Get yourself inspired by SOMO’s fact sheet.

This fact sheet  is all about what you can do improve global sustainability and human rights. It is SOMO’s fourth fact sheet in a series about labour conditions in the textiles and garments industry and focuses on Europe.

Read further for background information about labour standards as well as practical suggestions for purchasing organisations. Suggestions on how to issue human rights and sustainability into the  ‘Socially responsible public procurement’ (SRPP) policies and practices of SRPP are also included. And last but not least – learn more by studying an inspiring overview of interesting practices in SRPP, with examples from the Netherlands, Norway, and the US.