European Parliament adopts new resolution to improve working conditions in the textile sector
On April 27, 2017, the European Parliament adopted a non-binding resolution, titled the EU flagship initiative on the garment sector, which calls for strict and binding legislation on textiles imported to the EU. The purpose of the initiative is to crack down on the kinds of abuses workers in the sector can be subjected to.
The document invites the Commission to adopt a binding legislative proposal for a due diligence scheme, based on the OECD guidelines, that covers the whole supply chain. This resolution also proposes, amongst other things, to set conditional trade preferences for textile exporting countries and to develop new clothing labels stressing the social impact behind the production of clothes.
For more information, read the press release and the resolution.