Guidelines for multinational enterprises

Responsible Supply Chains in the Garment and Footwear Sector


The garment and footwear sector is one of the largest consumer goods sectors in the world. Although it represents an important economic driving force, the tragic collapse of the Rana Plaza factory in 2013 brought global attention to the risks of severe adverse impacts both in manufacturing but also further upstream.

The OECD has developed a Due Diligence Guidance for Responsible Supply Chains in the Garment and Footwear Sector. This Guidance, developed through an intense multi-stakeholder process, supports a common understanding of due diligence and responsible supply chain management in the sector. 

How OECD’s new due diligence instrument can transform the global garment industry



Launch of the Guidance 

The Guidance was released at a launch event in Paris on 8 February 2017, followed by a roundtable to discuss best practices for building responsible garment and footwear supply chains. Download the agenda

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Past events

2015 Roundtable | 2014 Roundtable


See also

Towards a standardised supplier assessment framework

Netherlands stakeholders reach Agreement on Sustainable Garment and Textile, 2016

Rethinking due diligence practices in the apparel supply chain, 2015

After Rana Plaza: Spotlight on responsible business conduct, OECD Observer, 2014

One Year after Rana Plaza, 2014


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