FTA signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the German Partnership for Sustainable Textiles (Textilbündnis) affirming the association’s commitment to sustainable chemical and environmental management in textile supply chains.
Leading garment brands and trade associations from Europe and the US have called on the Myanmar government to respect the rights of the ethnic minority population of Rakhine State or risk further eroding business and investor confidence.
FTA attended a UN Working Group on Business and Human Rights consultation on ways to incorporate a gender lens in the UN Guiding Principles, providing a practical business case for empowering women in supply chains.
Core to the association’s business and values, FTA participated in the 2017 UN Annual Forum on Business and Human Rights by co-organising two panel sessions on this year’s theme, the role of business in remediation.
FTA joined a private public partnership, formalising an agreement with eight different actors from the Moroccan and Spanish government, industry associations, and the private sector to enhance social responsibility in the country.
In Bonn, there was a strong focus on sub-national and non-state parties and the role that they play in mitigating the effects of climate change. Read more about the results from this year’s conference.
FTA issued a joint-statement urging the EU institutions and Member States, to take measured steps when going forward on the issue of trade and sustainable development in EU preferential trade agreements.