Corporate governance

OECD Alignment Assessments of Industry and Multi-Stakeholder Programmes



Supporting a common understanding of OECD Due Diligence


Industry-led and multi-stakeholder initiatives that incorporate due diligence expectations can represent a strong inducement for companies to carry out due diligence and provide valuable opportunities for shared learning. However, a proliferation of expectations at a domestic level or across initiatives can create challenges for businesses operating globally who may be subject to various expectations.


To help support a common understanding of due diligence while also enabling cross-recognition between programmes, the OECD has launched a voluntary process to assess the alignment of these initiatives with the OECD Guidance. This process, called the OECD Alignment Assessment process, is voluntary and was first piloted in 2016.




Sector specific Alignment Assessments 




Garment and footwear

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