Tag: Brondon

UN issues guidebook on private standards for exporters in developing countries

The guidebook, published by the UN Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and entitled “Making private standards work for you: A guide to private standards in the garments, footwear and furniture sectors,” outlines business values, norms, ethics, codes and principles which are considered crucial for promoting social development and environmental sustainability in global value chains.According to some estimates, more than 1,000 codes of conduct and management systems exist, but most companies in developing countries lack information.The Chairman of the Viet Nam Apparel and Textiles Association, Van Dao, welcomed the guidebook, saying it would “provide producers who are trying to enter into business with major buyers and retailers, with invaluable information on what is facing them.“When trading with global buyers, on top of national, regional or international standards and technical regulations, a business now needs to comply with private standards as well,” Mr. Dao said. 25 October 2010The United Nations agency tasked with promoting industrial development today launched a new guidebook on private standards for exporters in developing countries working in the garments, footwear and furniture sectors to help them access global production and supply chains. read more

Jubilant GB sweep aside Italy

← Previous Story Women’s EHF CL 2010/11: Gyor, Larvik, Itxako and Budućnost for the title! Next Story → Kasper Hvidt in AG Copenhagen until retirement ALMOST nine months to the day since notching up their first competitive victory, Great Britain men beat Italy 33-24 in Loughborough on Friday evening to secure their second win.It was a fitter and faster GB side which took to the court against Italy at Loughborough University, and after opening up an early lead few would’ve bet against GB making it two wins in a row following last June’s victory over Bulgaria.“The boys played perfectly,” said Head Coach Dragan Djukic. “Our defence and attack was great, and we played right to the end of the match.“This week we have had physical testing and we can see the improvements that all the players have made.“We play Turkey next, and that will be a tough game as they have had a rest day, and they are an experienced team and have players who have been together for ten years.“But if we defend like we did today, we will be happy and we could win again.”After their good start to the match, GB’s lead was whittled away by some fast moves from Italy, and they were just one behind at the break, 14-13.But GB kept their nerve and as the game went on they forced Italy into long-range shots. Six goals behind with 12 minutes to go, Italy kept battling and pounced on some defensive lapses by GB to keep their hopes alive.However, GB battled on and extended their lead as Italian hopes faded and heads dropped.Steven Larsson (pictured) ended as GB’s top scorer with eight goals, while Martin Hare and Chris McDermott scored six each.In the final match, day after, Turkey beats GB 28:26. read more