Traceability and transparency

Improving traceability and transparency are mandatory for a sustainable garment industry. Consumers are demanding more and more responsible business conduct and are calling upon the industry to identify and address actual and potential negative impacts in the areas of human rights, the environment, and human health. Over 260 participants tuned in for the online event "Decent Work, Transparency and Traceability in the garment sector: emerging stronger from the COVID-19 crisis’ " organised by UNECE with the ITC and the European Commission on 1 February. Panellists and participants debated and exchanged on ways and means to improve due diligence, work conditions and human rights in the sector.

“We believe that the days of voluntary measures to improve sustainability in the fashion sector are numbered, said Marco Marzoli during a recent interview. “Covid Pandemic showed us that enhanced knowledge of our supply chains is an important asset to manage such impacts, address financial, operational, and reputational risks and make sure that our suppliers adopt social and environmental compliance measures”.

To this end, Filmar is developing a traceability and transparency action plan to guarantee the application of the highest social, environmental, and health & safety principles during the creation of our products for our customers, throughout our entire value chain.

Filmar supports the UNECE Pilot project on traceability and transparency of cotton value chains by providing expertise in the cotton-textile processes.