Success through dialog and information
The initiative aims to initiate an open political dialog with all relevant stakeholders in Tamil Nadu’s textile sector: together with government representatives, the companies that produce here, and civil society, the challenges facing Tamil Nadu’s textile sector are discussed openly, to develop potential solutions. This transparency is essential to building trust between the individual stakeholders.
At the same time, in cooperation with local NGOs, training programs on employee rights and complaint mechanisms are being held for management and employees at some 300 spinning mills and factories. The inspectors who carry out official inspections also receive training – to improve the quality of future inspections. In addition, the initiative also supports the establishment and operation of legally binding mediation and complaint management committees.
In addition to financial and/or in-kind contributions, the members – including HUGO BOSS – contribute organization-specific expertise and networks to the implementation of the program. Selected HUGO BOSS suppliers also help implement the initiatives locally.