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Kommentieren und bewerten Sie hier den 1. Entwurf zur Überarbeitung der Mindestkriterien für Textilstandards. Diese erste Konsultationsphase erstreckt sich über vier Wochen.
Die Konsultation ist unterteilt in die Bereiche Umwelt- und Sozialkriterien, in denen Sie jeweils die einzelnen Kriterien direkt kommentieren können. Die Vorlage ist auf Englisch, eine Kommentierung kann jedoch in deutscher und englischer Sprache erfolgen. Unter „DISKUSSION Fehlende Mindestkriterien“ können Sie außerdem neue Vorschläge für Mindestkriterien einbringen.

Eine Auflistung bestehender und neu vorgeschlagener Mindestkriterien finden Sie
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Den Gesamtkriterienkatalog inklusive der Mindestkriterien sowie der vorgeschlagenen Änderungen finden Sie hier unterteilt in Umweltkriterien
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Sozial-Mindestkriterien

Der erste Aufschlag für die Umwelt-Mindestkriterien wurde von MitarbeiterInnen der Hessnatur Stiftung erarbeitet. Zu den elf bereits existierenden Mindestkriterien wurden acht neue vorgeschlagen.

Kategorie: Basic Labour Rights

Freedom of Association (LR16) (5 Kommentare)

Criteria question

[no modifications]

Does the standard include criteria on freedom of association and the right to organize as described in ILO 87?

Guidance

[no modifications]

According to ILO Convention 87, workers and employers, without distinction whatsoever, shall have the right to establish and, subject only to the rules of the organisation concerned, to join organisations of their own choosing without previous authorisation (art 2). Where r...

Kategorie: Basic Labour Rights

Collective bargaining (LR17) (4 Kommentare)

Criteria question

[no modifications]

Does the standard include criteria on the right to collective bargaining, as laid down by ILO 98?

Guidance

[no modifications]

This criterion refers to the right for the group to take collective action to pursue the interests of the group without fear of discrimination or retaliation.

Degree of Obligation

[no modifications]

  1. Immediate
  2. Not immediate

Degr...

Kategorie: Basic Labour Rights

Forced labour (LR13) (2 Kommentare)

Criteria question

[no modifications]

Does the standard prohibit forced and compulsory labour as defined in ILO 29?

Guidance

This includes any types of forced and compulsory labour, as defined in ILO 29, including bonded labour and slavery. 

Two elements characterise forced or compulsory labour:

          - Threat of penalty, and

          - Work or service undertaken involunta...

Kategorie: Basic Labour Rights

Minimum age / ILO 138 (LR04) (2 Kommentare)

Criteria question

[no modifications]

Does the standard include criteria on the prohibition of child labour as defined under ILO 138?

Guidance

[no modifications]

Only standards that include the requirements (including exceptions) set out by ILO convention 138 with regards to minimum age will be recognized. These are: General minimum age for admission to employment or work is set at 15 years (13 for light work) and the minimum age for hazardous wor...

Kategorie: Basic Labour Rights

Worst forms of child labour / ILO 182 (LR05) (1 Kommentar)

Criteria question

[no modifications]

Does the standard cover requirements on the prevention of worst forms of child labour as defined under ILO 182?

Guidance

Add note on guidance:

If criterion Minimum Age / ILO 138 (LR04) is positively covered, this criterion should also be answered with “yes”.

Degree of Obligation

1. Immediate

Degree of Intensity (DoI) 

[no...

Kategorie: Basic Labour Rights

Equal remuneration / ILO 100, new: Equal remuneration (HR21) (4 Kommentare)

Criteria question

Does the standard address the payment of equal wages?

Guidance

To achieve Partial Compliance, the standard must address the following measures to promote equal remuneration:

- Promoting awareness of the gender pay gap

- Broadening knowledge of the equal pay - equal value principle

- Develop workplace policies, including job evaluation met...

Kategorie: Basic Labour Rights

Maternity leave, new: Maternity protection (HR23) (2 Kommentare)

Criteria question

Does the standard include criteria on the right to maternity protection?

Guidance

The criterion refers to compliance with national law and provisions of ILO 183 (In cases where ILO norm and national law differ, the stricter rule shall apply).

To achieve Partial Compliance adhere to national law in regards to maternity leave, health protection, employment protection, non-discrimination and benefits.

Particularly the following:

Kategorie: Basic Labour Rights

Non-discrimination (HR19) (2 Kommentare)

Criteria question

[no modifications]

Does the standard include criteria on the non-discrimination in the workplace, as defined in ILO 111?

Guidance

This refers to any discrimination on the basis of race, colour, sex, religion, political opinion, national extraction or social origin, which has the effect of nullifying or impairing equality of opportunity or treatment in employment or occupation  (incl. access to vocational training, access to employm...

Kategorie: Basic Labour Rights

Legal minimum wage (LR09) (3 Kommentare)

Criteria question

Does the standard require paying legal minimum wages?

Guidance

Minimum wage must meet at least legal or industry standard (if higher).

By no means, employer can deduct salary from workers, e.g.:

- Fees are levied to reduce the actual payment

- Fees are used as an indirect way to transfer money back to the employer (German: "Lohnsicherung")

The aforementioned...

Kategorie: Basic Labour Rights

Working hours (LR19) (1 Kommentar)

Criteria question

[no modifications]

Does the standard include criteria on working hours, as defined in ILO Convention 1?

Guidance

Include note:

The standard should meet the aforementioned ILO 1 provisions; in cases where the ILO norm and national law differ, the stricter rule shall apply.

Degree of Obligation

[no modifications]

1. Immediate

2. Not immediate...

Kategorie: Basic Labour Rights

Sub-contractors (LR02) (3 Kommentare)

Criteria question

[no modifications]

Do the standard's rights and benefits for workers also apply to sub-contracted labour?

Guidance

[no modifications]

Subcontracting refers to outsourced or sub-contracted labour from employment agencies as opposed to a formal employee relationship with formal rights and protections. These sub-contracted workers need to be granted the same rights as formal employees and producers shall not use sub-contracted labo...

Kategorie: Basic Labour Rights

Labour contracts (LR20) (2 Kommentare)

Criteria question

[no modifications]

Does the standard include criteria on the establishment of labour contracts compliant with national legal requirements?

Guidance

[no modifications]

Every worker (also temporary, seasonal part-time) should have a contract. Employment contracts shall be documented, and in a language that the worker can understand (for example through directly reading it or having it read to them).

Degree of Obligation

Kategorie: Health and safety for workers

Harassment and abuse (LR14) (1 Kommentar)

Criteria question

[no modifications]

Does the standard prohibit harassment or abuse of workers?

Guidance

The standard prohibits all forms of physical or verbal abuse, intimidation, sexual harassment and abusive punishments or discipline.

Degree of Obligation

1. Immediate

Degree of Intensity (DoI) 

[not existing]

Comment/Rationale 

Kategorie: Health and safety for workers

ILO 155, new: Occupational health and safety (LR39) (2 Kommentare)

Criteria question

[no modifications]

Does the standard include criteria on occupational health and safety, as defined in ILO 155?

Guidance

The standard follows provisions of ILO 155, particularly section IV.

This said, to achieve Partial Compliance, the following must be addressed:

- Workplaces, machinery, equipment are safe and without risk to health

- Chemical, physical and...

Kategorie: Health and safety for workers

Workplace conditions (LR25) (2 Kommentare)

Criteria question

[no modifications]

Does the standard include requirements on workplace conditions?

Guidance

This includes requirements on proper lighting, maximum temperature, adequate ventilation and air circulation, noise levels and ergonomics.

Degree of Obligation

[no modifications]

1. Immediate

2. Not immediate

Degree of Intensity (DoI) 

Kategorie: Health and safety for workers

Potable water (LR30) (1 Kommentar)

Criteria question

[no modifications]

Does the standard require that workers have access to safe drinking water?

Guidance

[no modifications]

Drinking water is water that is safe for human consumption (and can be used for domestic purposes, drinking, cooking and personal hygiene).

Degree of Obligation

[no modifications]

1. Immediate

2. Not immediate

D...

Kategorie: Health and safety for workers

Improved sanitation facilities, neu: Sanitation Facilities (LR31) (1 Kommentar)

Criteria question

[no modifications]

Does the standard require access to clean and improved sanitation facilities?

Guidance

[no modifications]

This includes sanitation facilities, such as showers but also improved sanitation facilities, which ensure hygienic separation of human excreta from human contact (This includes: flush or pour-flush toilet/latrine to piped sewer system, septic tank or pit latrine; Ventilated improved pit (VIP) latrine, Pit...

Kategorie: Health and safety for workers

Building and construction safety (LR32) (2 Kommentare)

Criteria question

[no modifications]

Does the standard include criteria on building safety?

Guidance

This includes criteria on:

-Safe building structure

-Electrical installations (e.g. isolation of cables)

-Fire-preparedness, on the availability and accessibility of firefighting equipment (e.g. fire extinguishers, fire hoses)

    ...

Kategorie: Business practice and ethical issues

Business Legality (EC06) (0 Kommentare)

Criteria question

[no modifications]

Does the standard include criteria on business legality?

Guidance

Give low weight to this criterion given that audits and certificates most likely work with legally conformed businesses.

Degree of Obligation

[no modifications]

1. Immediate

2. Not immediate

Degree of Intensity (DoI) 

[not existing]