The Transparency Pledge

The objective of the Transparency Pledge is to help the garment industry reach a common minimum standard for supply chain disclosures by getting companies to publish standardized, meaningful information on all factories in the manufacturing phase of their supply chains. The civil society coalition that developed the Pledge surveyed published factory lists of leading apparel companies and developed a set of minimum supply chain disclosure standards that build on good practices in the industry.

Each company participating in this Transparency Pledge commits to taking at least the following steps within three months of signing it:

Publish Manufacturing Sites

The company will publish on its website on a regular basis (such as twice a year) a list naming all sites that manufacture its products. The list should provide the following information in English:

  1. The full name of all authorized production units and processing facilities
  2. The site addresses.
  3. The parent company of the business at the site.
  4. Type of products made.
  5. Worker numbers at each site.

Companies will publish the above information in a spreadsheet or other searchable format.