GOAL 17: Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development
SDG Progress and Industry Notes
A 2017 Report of the Secretary-General notes that “[d]espite some positive developments, a stronger commitment to partnership and cooperation is needed to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. That effort will require coherent policies, an enabling environment for sustainable development at all levels and by all actors and a reinvigorated Global Partnership for Sustainable Development.”
Goal 17 is reviewed each year during the HLPF Review of the SDGs.
The Apparel and Textile Industry has historiclaly collaborated on specific issues, regional interventions, social or environmental commitments, and lately on incubating innovative solutions and business models. The models for pre-competitive collboration are present in this sector but more could be done. Through its working groups and roundtables, Textile Exchange has been a catalyst for more sustainable practices in the Tetxile value chain. From industry fiber challenges and industry benchmarking to upcoming projects related to the creation of centralized databases for preferred fiber certifications, Textile Exchange is focused on activating industry partnerships to achieve the SDGa. There are many examples of partnerships in the Apparel and Textile industries that will drive the SDGs, including around social programs, circularity, science based contextualized targets, climate action and support for industry innovation. Together as an industry, everyone in the value chain has a role to play in addressing the urgent global and local problems underlying the SDGs. A more resilient, inclusive, fair, profitable and sustainable value chain benefits every member of the Textile value chain and its customers and stakeholders.
Additional Draft Industry Notes are in development for this SDG.