Expanded Standard Webinar Presentations for Importers

GoodWeave has produced a series of online webinar presentations to inform importers of the key principles and core requirements of the GoodWeave expanded standard.

We look forward to continued dialogue during the implementation of the expanded standard. Please send comments and questions to Biko Nagara, GoodWeave International standards and policy officer, at Biko@GoodWeave.org.


A Special Message from ISEAL

ISEAL Alliance executive director Karin Krieider offers a brief congratulatory message to importers about GoodWeave's status as a full member of ISEAL.
This puts GoodWeave in the company of some of the
best environmental and social standards systems in the world, making the GoodWeave label an important and credible assurance of ethical production.



Webinar Presentations and Resources

OVERVIEW OF THE EXPANDED GOODWEAVE STANDARD
Download this PDF of an overview presentation on the expanded standard.

Resources: Sample letter for exporters (download the Word doc).

Click to download this slide presentation on the expanded standard

 

NOVEMBER 30, 2012
Webinar on Principle 1: No Child Labor. This reflects GoodWeave’s current standard and core mission.

Presentations by Lee Swepston, GoodWeave International Standards Committee chairperson, Nina Smith, GoodWeave USA executive director and Biko Nagara, GoodWeave International standards and policy officer.
Click here to view the recording.

 

 

JANUARY 31, 2013
Webinar on Principle 2: No Forced or Bonded Labor and Principle 3: Freedom of Association and Collective Bargaining are Recognised.

Presentations by Lee Swepston, GoodWeave International Standards Committee chairperson, Nina Smith, GoodWeave USA executive director and Biko Nagara, GoodWeave International standards and policy officer.
Click here to view the recording.

 

 

MARCH 20, 2013
Webinar on Principle 4: No Discrimination is Practised.

Presentations by Lee Swepston, GoodWeave International Standards Committee chairperson, and Biko Nagara, GoodWeave International standards and policy officer.
Click here to view the recording.

 

 

APRIL 24, 2013
Webinar on Principle 5: Decent Working Conditions are Respected, Part 1.

Because Principle 5 contains extensive information, we begin with an introduction to the entire principle and important information on section 5a: Workplace Health and Safety.

Presentations by Lee Swepston, GoodWeave International Standards Committee chairperson, Biko Nagara, GoodWeave International standards and policy officer, and David L. Parker, MD, MPH, medical epidemiologist, children’s human rights advocate, photographer, author of Before Their Time: The World of Child Labor.
Click here to view the recording.

 

Expanded GoodWeave Standard Principle 5, Part 1 Webinar

 

MAY 29, 2013
Webinar on Principle 5: Decent Working Conditions are Respected, Part 2.

We complete the overview of Principle 5 with a presentation on sections 5b: Wages, 5c: Working Hours and 5d: No Harsh or Inhumane Treatment.

Presentations by GoodWeave Standards Committee chairperson, Lee Swepston, and Certification Systems coordinator, Aziz Ur Rehman.
Click here to view the recording.

 

Expanded GoodWeave Standard Principle 5, Part 1 Webinar

 

SEPTEMBER 4, 2013
Webinar on Principle 6: First Look at Identifying and Minimising Negative Environmental Impacts of Production.

This Principle introduces a new and important set of ecological guidelines focusing especially on dyes and chemicals, waste disposal and water quality.

Presentations by David Hircock, GoodWeave Standards Committee external expert for environmental issues and Biko Nagara, GoodWeave International standards and policy officer.
Click here to view the recording.

 

Expanded GoodWeave Standard Principle 6 Webinar


Upcoming Webinars

DATE TO BE ANNOUNCED

Webinar on Principle 7: Business Processes Are Transparent and Adhere to Local Regulations and update on progress.

 

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