Procurement professionals can have a significant impact on improving working conditions in the textile industry. Therefore CNV Internationaal decided to participate in the development of the WellMade project, that shows them how to use that influence. WellMade learns procurement professional to gain insight in dealing with social criteria.
Over the next two years the WellMade procurement sessions will be held at dozens of trade fairs and events across Europe. The free seminars are open to public and corporate procurement professionals
How to motivate suppliers to implement labour standards
Through innovative seminars and a supporting website, WellMade helps procurement officers in dealing with social criteria. On Tuesday, visitors and exhibitors of the Birmingham fair learned how to motivate their suppliers to respect and implement labour standards – and ensure that they do. They received hands on tools to have a positive impact on labour conditions in clothing supply chains.
Quality goes hand in hand with demands to include social criteria
Fair Wear Foundation launched the WellMade project for garment professionals in July 2013. Shortly after that, the organisation developed a procurement version too, as in today’s procurement landscape the demands for price and quality go hand in hand with demands to include social criteria in tender processes.
WellMade website informs procurement professionals
On the Wellmade website procurement professionals can find more information on making socially responsible choices. WellMade procurement sessions will be held at dozens of trade fairs and events across Europe. In July workshops will be organized in
- 14 July - Go fashion fair - Amsterdam
- 11 July - Outdoor - Friedrichshafen
- 8 July - Ethical Fashion Show - Berlin
- WellMade project website and agenda
- Visit WellMade on Facebook
- WellMade newsletter
Would you help us to fine-tune the project's content and to evaluate its effectiveness by filling in a online questionnaire about your experiences with sustainable procurement? We ask for about 15 minutes of your time.All responses will remain confidential.
The WellMade project is funded by the European Union. The WellMade project is an initiative of CIR, CNV Internationaal, SOMO, Ethical Trading Initiative and Fair Wear Foundation. WellMade’s partners play a main role the development of WellMade’s sessions and websites.
The partners would like to acknowledge the generous support of the European Union in making WellMade possible. This website reflects the views only of the authors, and the Union cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein..
Publication date 04 04 2014