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Responsible Supply Chains in the Garment and Footwear Sector


OECD Due Diligence Guidance for 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.


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About the guidance

Adopted in 2017, the OECD Due Diligence Guidance for Responsible Supply Chains in the Garment and Footwear Sector establishes a common understanding of due diligence in the sector to help companies meet the due diligence expectations laid out in the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises.


The Guidance, which was developed through a multi-stakeholder process, was approved by all governments adhering to the OECD Guidelines and endorsed by business, trade unions and civil society. It is a direct response to the G7 Leaders’ Declaration on 7-8 June 2015 in Schloss Elmau which welcomed international efforts to promulgate industry-wide due diligence standards in the textile and ready-made garment sector. The Guidance is applicable to all companies – large and small – operating in global garment and footwear supply chains.


Survey for SMEs

Deadline for response: 30 September 2018

As part of its work to implement the Guidance, the OECD is conducting a series of surveys that target SMEs operating within the sector.

Click here to take the survey



OECD Forum on Due Diligence in the Garment and Footwear Sector

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



Session notes


Alignment assessment pilot initiative


China-OECD Memorandum of Understanding


Setting the scene

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


Implementation plan


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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