We are pleased that the Partnership for Sustainable Textiles is actively working with OS Hub, thereby strengthening this important cooperative approach to greater transparency.
Open Supply Hub is the most important public platform for clear identification and attribution of production facilities in retail supply chains. We are pleased that the Partnership for Sustainable Textiles is actively working with OS Hub, thereby strengthening this important cooperative approach to greater transparency.
Jürgen Janssen, Head of the Secretariat of the German Partnership for Sustainable Textiles
PST promotes supply chain collaboration through transparent data
When the PST began working on transparency initiatives, their members were at many different stages in their supply chain transparency journey – some already published their supplier lists publicly, while others disclosed barely any supplier information. The PST wished to contribute to more transparency in the textile sector by making member data more widely available, but it needed to find a solution with which all their members felt comfortable.
OS Hub provided the perfect platform for sharing supply chain data, by allowing the PST to publish an aggregated list of their members’ information - nearly 7000 facilities - while at the same time, respecting the need for privacy of those members not yet ready to publish individual lists.
OS Hub’s algorithm saved the PST a lot of time cleaning this data and eliminating duplicates. As a result, the PST has better quality data available to promote joint activities among member companies. They’ve even published an interactive map of their aggregated member facilities on their website. Publishing the PST data on the OS Hub platform also promoted collaboration with other MSIs. For instance, the PST and a partner MSI were able to connect members concerning an incident in a joint facility so that they could find a solution together. This effort has been so successful that beginning in 2023, the PST will make it mandatory for all member brands to contribute at least their tier 1 suppliers to their aggregated list and commit to progressively providing information on their deeper supply chain.
The Partnership for Sustainable Textiles (PST) is a multi-stakeholder initiative (MSI) that brings together some 130 members from the industry (brands/retailers and business associations), NGOs, trade unions, standard-setting organizations and the German Federal Government. The Partnership strives to improve social and environmental conditions in global textile supply networks — from the production of raw materials to the disposal of textiles.