One very important part is social inclusion – how do we promote equal opportunities and access, inclusion, diversity, and fairness.
We want to develop a Scandinavian Quality Control model for the textile services industry which incorporates different aspects of sustainability. We also want to develop supplementary educational material that will help organisations and their workers understand why different demands in the model are included and how they can work with different issues.
We will do physical project meetings, we will update the current authorisation controls, produce educational material, establish a reference group of workers from the participating countries and we will also work with project management.
New updated educational material based on the Scandinavian authorisation model will be developed in the project. Concretely, this means that we will produce educational guides on the requirements in the authorisation controls and how to meet them. The material will be in the form of a guidebook/PDF, PowerPoint presentations and/or videos. The other result is the Scandinavian Quality control model which will include different aspects of sustainability.
The two project partners, The Swedish Textile Service Association (Sveriges Tvätteriförbund) and The Washing and Textiles Service Association of Denmark (Brancheforeningen for Vask og Tekstiludlejning), will also develop supplementary educational material connected to the Scandinavian quality control models that will help organisations and their workers achieve sustainable methods.
On March 29th, the first out of four physical project meetings took place in Malmö. Various stakeholders, such as members, communications experts and third party representatives that do the annual controls discussed how to proceed with the activities within the project.
An inspirational speech was given by Jan-Olov Kindvall, from the Swedish top football club Malmö FF, on how a leading football club works with inclusion and other key objectives.
Both The Swedish Textile Service Association as well as The Washing and Textiles Service Association of Denmark currently execute yearly quality controls of their members. These ensure members hold high professional, corporate and environmental standards.
Throughout this collaboration, both parties aim to exchange experiences and ideas – creating new, innovative or joint curricula or courses ; Enterprise, industry and SMEs (incl. entrepreneurship) ; Quality Assurance.
The project, which is co-funded by the European Union via Erasmus+ started the 1st of January 2023 and will proceed until the 31st of December 2024.
If you want more information about the project or if you have a question , don’t hesitate to contact us.