“Making Private Standards Work for You: A guide to private standards in the garments, footwear and furniture sectors”
Buyers and producers are faced with many overlapping but non-aligned standards. According to some estimates, more than 1,000 codes of conduct and management systems exist. But most companies in developing countries do not have much tangible information. “Making Private Standards Work for You: A guide to private standards in the garments, footwear and furniture sectors” is expected to provide producers in the footwear, garments and furniture sectors who would like to start or continue a business relationship with a global brand and/or retailer with some clarity in terms of the abundant, but not readily accessible, information available on private standards and with guidance for turning private standards to their advantage. It should also be helpful for exporters in other sectors.
Making Private Standards Work for You is the product of a project funded by the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (Norad) and has been developed in collaboration with the Center for Promotion of Imports from developing countries (CBI), Netherlands.
It is the aim of UNIDO together with its partner CBI to assist business support organizations and exporters to better understand and respond to the challenge of private standards. A training package is under development which will become available during 2011.
To download the guide in English (pdf) click here
To download the Spanish version (pdf) click here
To download the French version (pdf) click here
To download the Arabic version (pdf) click here
To download the Vietnamese version (pdf) click here
To download the Chinese version (pdf) click here
If you would like to receive more information or provide feedback please contact us:
Ms. Müge Dolun Bora
Industrial Development Officer