a Report on CSR Policy and SA 8000WE Europe provides a good case for the current state of affairs regarding corporate social responsibility within the garment industry. WE Europe is one of the few Dutch garment retailers that has been working towards implementation of social standards within their supply chain since the late nineties. Compared to many other garment companies that do not have a monitoring system or even a code of conduct, WE Europe is considered a frontrunner in this field. WE Europe has often been mentioned as a ‘best practice’ company because of their commitment to SA 8000. The normative frame on which SA 8000 is based, is in agreement with the CSR Frame of Reference used by the Dutch Civil Society. read more less
The European Alliance for Responsible Research & Development and Affordable Medicines (of which SOMO is a member) wrote a letter to the European Commission to express our concern about the next EU Health Private-Public Partnership….
SOMO provided input for Round Table talks in the Dutch Parliament on a binding UN treaty on business and human rights which is now under discussion. Read more (in Dutch) >