Number of production facilities registered by members of the Dutch Agreement on Sustainable Garments and Textile (AGT) on the Open Apparel Registry (OAR) global database has more than doubled from 2016 to 2019. During these years, the number of unique production locations increased from 2,800 to nearly 6,000, which AGT says demonstrates its signatories ongoing efforts to increase supply chain transparency.
All AGT companies contribute to the AGT aggregated list on OAR which includes a total of around 45,000 production locations on its full worldwide list. The OAR is a transparent source of information for companies, NGO’s and trade unions who can consult the database for research into environmental or social issues which affect workers.
Total 12 AGT companies have also signed the Transparency Pledge, up from two in 2016, in which they commit to disclose the locations of all production locations, what types of garments are manufactured there, and how many people work at these sites.
The Dutch Agreement on Sustainable Clothing and Textiles brings together companies, trade associations, unions, NGOs and the government with the aim of promoting international corporate social responsibility in the clothing and textile chain.