ACT Accountability and Monitoring Report 2023

The ACT Accountability and Monitoring Report 2023 – is a comprehensive report that showcases collaborative efforts among brands and retailers to design, measure, and monitor transformative practices.

The ACT Purchasing Practices Surveys for brand employees and suppliers and manufacturers are the largest monitoring tools in the global garments, textiles, and footwear industry. The results give visibility to the perception of suppliers and inform the measurement of key performance indicators in achieving the five ACT Global Purchasing Practices Commitments the ACT signatory brands have agreed.

The ACT tools stand out as a set of credible measures that form the most comprehensive framework to assess purchasing practices of the industry – The ACT Accountability and Monitoring Framework.

“Alongside supporting sound supply chain industrial relations, purchasing practices are key enablers for creating positive change. For ACT signatory brands and IndustriALL Global Union collective bargaining, backed by freedom of association and responsible purchasing practices, is the only effective, sustainable, and reliable approach to achieving living wages” says Christina Hajagos-Clausen, Director, textile and garment industry, IndustriALL Global Union.

The launch of the ACT Accountability and Monitoring Report 2023 marks a pivotal moment in demonstrating progress in responsible purchasing practices by ACT signatory brands.

The results of the progress measurement and reporting on ACT Global Purchasing Practices Commitments, comparing 2023 with 2021, show positive progress in the implementation of the Global ACT Purchasing Practices Commitments 1 (including wages as itemised costs), 2 (fair terms of payment), 4 (undertaking training), and 5 (responsible exits), with constant results on commitment 3 (planning and forecasting).