The NICE Code of Conduct and Manual strives for alignment with international standards and universal principles. For this reason, the Code and Manual have taken their inspiration from the UN Global Compact's ten principles (www.unglobalcompact.org), but have sought to provide additional specificity from a sectoral perspective. Other sector specific content has thus been included with a view to promoting higher levels of sustainability performance on a wide range of topics relevant for the fashion and textile industry.
The NICE Code of Conduct and Manual are being released as a consultation draft with a view to obtaining further input and finalizing the documents by the end of 2012. Further information about the process after the Copenhagen Fashion Summit will be distributed at the Summit.