Purchasing practices of brands, retailers, agents and importers have a direct relation with potential social and environmental risks in the garment textile supply chain. Purchasing practices include price negotiation, sampling procedures, planning, terms of delivery and payment conditions.
Poor purchasing behaviour of your company can increase the risk of non-compliance – such as child labour, employee retrenchment and environmental compliancy (including animal welfare).
The goal of the workshop is to enable you to contribute to improving working conditions in global supply chains through your own purchasing practices. Many organisations are unaware of how their decisions can have direct and indirect implications for working conditions in their supply chain.
However, this is something that every organisation has direct influence on. Assessing and improving purchasing practices is also an important element of the due diligence process which your company has committed itself to within the AGT.
If you want to work on purchasing practices effectively you need to understand the buyer’s critical path and the way your organisation works internally. Involving different people and departments is crucial to get this insight. We ask you to prepare the answers to the questions (enclosed) as input for the workshop. The way you have organized this path may influence your supply chains compliance.
Date & Time & Location
November 22th, 9.00-13.00u
‘t Goylaan 14
3525 AA Utrecht
Free access for
Signatories of the Agreement Sustainable Garment & Textile (Convenant)
Interested garment and textile companies
Signatories of the Agreement Sustainable Garment & Textile or Interested companies
Especially interesting for: C-level, Management together with Corporate Responsibility manager/Buying manager
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K.v.K. Utrecht 40534321