What's the issue?

Enterprises operating in global supply chains have the potential to generate growth, employment and skills through their operations and sourcing. On the other hand, when enterprises fail to act responsibly, they risk contributing  to adverse human rights, labour and environmental impacts in their operations or through their supply chains. The OECD brings unique expertise in convening governments, business and civil society to develop practial approaches to promoting and implementing responsible business conduct globally.

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Implementing due diligence in the garment and footwear sector

alignment-assessment-garment-footwear-250x350The OECD has launched a process to assess the alignment of multi-stakeholder and industry initiatives with the detailed recommendations of the OECD Due Diligence Guidance for Responsible Supply Chains in the Garment and Footwear Sector. 

This report sets out the findings of the OECD's Pilot Alignment Assessment of the Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC). The SAC’s Higg Brand & Retail Module (Beta version) is a self-assessment tool that seeks to assess the environmental and social performance of SAC brand and retail members.


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Survey for SMEs

Take our survey on the sourcing practices of SMEs in the garment and footwear sector