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OECD Forum on Due Diligence in the Garment and Footwear Sector

 

11-13 February 2020 OECD Conference Centre, Paris

 

OECD Forum on Due Diligence in the Garment and Footwear Sector 

"Due Diligence in a shifting context” is the theme of this year's Forum.

 

Over 500 representatives from government, business, trade unions and civil society to discuss the application of responsible business conduct within the sector in a neutral environment.

 

Plenary discussions will explore 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 will also provide 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 will convene 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 will take stock of existing policy options and government-backed initiatives in the sector, explore how national textile strategies can support and enable responsible business conduct in the sector, as well as discuss how governments can achieve greater harmonisation on due diligence disclosure.

The Roundtable for Policy Makers is open to government officials from OECD member and Adhering governments and governments from key economies in the garment and footwear sector along with representatives from intergovernmental organisations. Contact Dorothy Lovell, Dorothy.LOVELL@oecd.org for more information.

 

Surveys on the sourcing practices of SMEs in the garment and footwear sector supply chain 

As part of the implementation strategy for the OECD Due Diligence Guidance for Responsible Supply Chains in the Garment and Footwear Sector, the OECD is conducting a series of surveys that target SMEs operating within the sector. The goal of the surveys is to collect data on sourcing practices in order to identify pragmatic approaches to implementing due diligence that are tailored to their size, resources, nature of business, and sourcing models.

We invite agents, brands, licensees, manufacturers, retailers, and wholesalers to answer the 2019 survey, available in English, Spanish, French, Japanese, Italian, German, Portuguese and Polish by the 31st of March.

 

Agenda overview 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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