Worldwide Textile Producers Federation (ITMF) and the Worldwide Attire Federation (IAF) collectively launched a brand new initiative referred to as ‘The Requirements Convergence Initiative (SCI)’ to sort out the problem of audit and commonplace fatigue within the clothes and textile industries.
Throughout a facet session organized by the 2 our bodies on the OECD Discussion board on Due Diligence within the Garment and Footwear Sector, which was held on-line just lately.
The 2 teams stated, “The auditing conduct of ordinary holders, together with manufacturers, retailers, and different consumers’ choices determines if we’re shifting firmly within the path of much less pointless overlap of audits and requirements.”
Additionally they added, “Subsequently, one of many first steps of the SCI, in collaboration with the Worldwide Commerce Centre (ITC), is to create transparency within the conduct of the primary commonplace holders, manufacturers and retailers and threerd celebration commonplace holders, measuring to what extent they’re contributing to the discount of audit and commonplace fatigue.”
It has acknowledged 4 standards to gauge commonplace holders’ dedication to chop audit and commonplace fatigue that can be carried out by ITC:
In the course of the session on the OECD Discussion board, the ITC defined how its Requirements Map Database can be used to measure and monitor commonplace convergence within the business. First outcomes of the monitoring are anticipated within the third quarter of 2021.
Along with this monitoring train, the SCI will attempt to collaboration between totally different teams which are every engaged on a partial resolution.
And since giant manufacturers and retailers sticking to their very own requirements blocks the discount of ordinary fatigue, the SCI will repeatedly name on these manufacturers and retailers to both drop their proprietary requirements in favour of threerd celebration requirements or to collaborate in different ways in which observably cut back audit and commonplace fatigue.