Alignment assessment of industry initiatives for due diligence in the garment and footwear sector
The OECD Due Diligence Guidance for Responsible Supply Chains in the Garment and Footwear Sector is used as the benchmark for due diligence by many industry and multi-stakeholder initiatives. The Alignment Assessment Tool serves to evaluate the alignment of the standards and implementation of these initiatives with the recommendations in the OECD Due Diligence Guidance.
Alignment assessment pilot
31 January 2018 - The OECD has developed an Alignment Assessment tool that will be piloted from February 2018 to June 2018. While the tool is primarily geared towards the assessment of collaborative initiatives, it may also be used by individual companies to carry out self-assessments of their due diligence practices against the OECD Due Diligence Guidance. The OECD will be consulting stakeholders to seek feedback on the tool until September 2018.
About the Guidance
The Guidance sets a common framework to help companies identify, prevent, mitigate and address adverse impacts in their own operations and their supply chain. It is not an audit standard, but rather provides a set of processes that can be tailored to an enterprise’s size and sourcing context to promote responsible sourcing. The Guidance targets all enterprises operating in the garment and footwear supply chain with the common goal of helping companies source responsibly. The Guidance has been approved by 47 governments and endorsed by a multi-stakeholder advisory group comprised of governments, business, trade unions and civil society.
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