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 Forum on Due Diligence in the Garment and Footwear Sector
30-31 January 2018, Paris. This 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. Registration opens in October 2017.
Launch of the OECD due diligence guidance targeting the garment and footwear sector
8/2/2017 - The OECD Due Diligence Guidance for Responsible Supply Chains in the Garment and Footwear Sector, developed through a multi-stakeholder process, supports a common understanding of due diligence and responsible supply chain management in the garment and footwear sector.
The Guidance was launched in at the 2017 Roundtable on Due Diligence in the Garment and Footwear Sector which took place in Paris on 8 February 2017. Debates focused on best practices for building responsible garment and footwear supply chains.
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