STTI

A unique, global manufacturer driven
initiative focused on creating fairer
purchasing practices in the textile and garment industry.

The Concept of Commercial Compliance

The Concept of Commercial Compliance

Which purchasing practices would apparel manufacturers wish to see in their business operations?

 

Commercial Compliance is defined as a common understanding of purchasing practices that do not cause obvious and avoidable harm to manufacturers, which do not block the manufacturers’ ability to meet objectives for sustainable business.

Which purchasing practices would apparel manufacturers wish to see in their business operations?

Commercial Compliance is defined as a common understanding of purchasing practices that do not cause obvious and avoidable harm to manufacturers, which do not block the manufacturers’ ability to meet objectives for sustainable business.

What is our objective?

Deliver a major contribution towards purchasing practices that allow textile and garment manufacturers to run a socially, economically and environmentally sustainable operation, taking strongly into account the concept of commercial compliance.


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What is our objective?

 

Deliver a major contribution towards purchasing practices that allow textile and garment manufacturers to run a socially, economically and environmentally sustainable operation, taking strongly into account the concept of commercial compliance.

Downloads

Download – STTI White Paper

Download – Commercial Compliance Key Recommendations

Download – Executive Summary

Download – Press Release September 2021

Download – Update STTI February 2022

Download – Press Release March 2022

Download – Press Release June 2022

Workphases

The initiative now is in implementation phase (phase II). Through several workstreams STTI is working, often with partners, on implementing the messages from the white paper, improving commercial compliance.

Current workphase II workstreams:

  • Outreach and dialogue: Coming to agreements on the improvement of commercial compliance with (groups of) buyers.
  • Transparency: Developing a robust survey instrument to collect independent supplier data on commercial compliance, so as to track, verify, and communicate the impacts and effectiveness of the changes being made by brands and retailers on a continuing basis.
  • Supplier contract: Devising contract (clauses) for garment and textile suppliers along with training and support.
  • Research agenda: This workstream promotes and coordinates research on potential, sometimes innovative solutions.

STTI is driven by 15 apparel manufacturing associations from 11 countries