THE APPAREL AND FOOTWEAR
This Transparency Pledge helps demonstrate apparel and footwear companies’ commitment towards greater transparency in their manufacturing supply chain.
Transparency of a company’s manufacturing supply chain better enables a company to collaborate with civil society in identifying, assessing, and avoiding actual or potential adverse human rights impacts. This is a critical step that strengthens a company’s human rights due diligence.
Each company participating in this Transparency Pledge commits to taking at least the following steps within three months of committing to it:
Publish manufacturing sites
The company will publish on its website on a regular basis (such as twice a year) a list naming all sites that manufacture its products. The list should provide the following information in English:
- The full name of all authorized production units and
- The site addresses.
- The parent company of the business at the site.
- at each site.
Companies will publish the above information in a spreadsheet or other searchable format.Align with the pledge
Rather know more? Read about the Top 3 reasons for supply chain transparency, and what current good practices are.
Who else has aligned with the pledge?
- “Releasing this information is not comfortable for many companies, but the time has come to do it”
Still not sure about aligning with the pledge?
Check out the Coalition’s responses to alleged barriers to supply chain transparency, which are laid out in our reports Follow the Thread and Fashion’s Next Trend.
Align published factory lists with the Open Data Standard for the Apparel Sector
Submit the information to the Open Supply Hub
Move beyond the minimum standard laid out in the Pledge