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.

2018 OECD Forum on Due Diligence in the Garment and Footwear Sector

30-31 January 2018, Paris. The 2018 Forum will review progress on the implementation of the Due Diligence Guidance, address emerging risks in the sector and share learnings on implementation of the due diligence guidance across geographies.

Draft agenda


Venue - OECD Conference Centre



To request registration, please complete this form. We will try to accommodate all requests depending on availability and security parameters. We encourage you to request your registration at your earliest convenience. Please note that OECDdelegates and governmental officials should register directly through their delegation (event number 80389). Registration will close on Monday, 22 January 2018. All participants are responsible for ensuring they hold valid travel documents for France.


Setting the scene

Roel Nieuwenkamp, Chair of the OECD Working Group on Responsible Business Conduct, sets the scene for Forum discussions


Download the guidance


Download the flyer


2017 launch event



Documents and links

How OECD’s new due diligence instrument can transform the global garment industry, 2017

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


Past events

2017 Roundtable

2015 Roundtable 

2014 Roundtable






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