ACT Global Purchasing Practices Commitments

ACT member brands have committed themselves to working globally – across all sourcing countries – towards changing purchasing practices that are impediments to progress towards living wages and good working conditions.

ACT brands have committed to improving their purchasing practises globally in five areas where the biggest impact on wages and working conditions was identified.

Based on a consultation process ACT members have also agreed specific support commitments for countries that are the first to sign a collective bargaining agreement at industry level. Countries can benefit from these support commitments if they have a collective agreement at industry level in place that ensures wage growth exceeding inflation and productivity growth, full respect of freedom of association and a monitoring mechanism.