2020 - OECD Forum on due diligence in the garment and footwear sector


2020 Forum

11-13 February 2020 OECD Conference Centre, Paris


The 2020 forum focused on "Due Diligence in a shifting context”.  Over 500 representatives from government, business, trade unions and civil society discussed the application of responsible business conduct within the sector in a neutral environment.


Plenary discussions explored how due diligence can be reconciled with trade tensions as well as the various shades of grey around mandatory due diligence. This year’s forum also provided the opportunity to explore how technology can support monitoring and worker engagement, SMEs and due diligence, and due diligence implications of circular supply chain models in the sector.


OECD Roundtable for Policy Makers

Held in lead-up to the OECD Forum on Due Diligence in the Garment and Footwear Sector, this second annual Roundtable convened policy makers from across key economies engaged in the garment and footwear sector and its supply chain to discuss policy options for enabling and promoting vibrant and responsible supply chains in the garment and footwear sector. It took stock of existing policy options and government-backed initiatives in the sector, explored how national textile strategies can support and enable responsible business conduct in the sector, as well as discussed how governments can achieve greater harmonisation on due diligence disclosure.

The Roundtable was open to government officials from OECD member and adhering governments, governments from key economies in the sector and representatives from intergovernmental organisations. 


Timetable and session notes 

Day 1|11 February 2020

Pre-Forum Sessions

9:00 - 18:00 

11:00 - 18:00 

16:00 - 18:00 

Day 2|12 February 2020

Pre-Forum Session

  • Investor action on living wages: Advancing better value distribution in the garment and footwear supply chain through meaningful engagement

Forum Sessions

10:00 - 10:15

  • Opening

10:15 - 11:15 

11.30 - 12.30 (Parallel sessions)

12.30 - 14.30

  • Garment Tech Talks

13:00 -14:15

14:30 - 15:30 (Parallel sessions)

15:30 - 16:30

  • Speed Networking Session

16:00 - 16:30 

  • Garment Tech Talks

16.30 - 17.30 (Parallel sessions)

Day 3|13 February 2020

Forum Sessions

9:30 - 9:45 

  • Becoming climate neutral

09:45 - 10:45

11:00 - 11:45

  • Alignment Assessment: Key learnings for collaborative initatives

11:45 - 13:00 (Parallel sessions)

13:00 - 14:30 

  • Garment Tech Talks

14:30 - 15:45 (Parallel sessions)


Previous events

2019 | 2018 | 2017 | 2015 | 2014

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OECD Forum on Due Diligence in the Garment and Footwear Sector


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