This year's virtual OECD Forum on Due Diligence in the Garment and Footwear Sector will take place from February 01 to 05. Once again, the Partnership for Sustainable Textiles participates in the international sector event.
The sessionScaling Responsible Purchasing Practices through Effective Supply Chain Partnerships(February 3, 1pm) looks at roadblocks that prevent strong buyer-supplier partnerships. The panelists discuss lessons learnt about supplier-buyer relationships during COVID-19 pandemic, with regard to Responsible Purchasing Practices, and how we can use this learning to create a better future beyond the COVID-19 crisis. They will promote a shared understanding between different types of buyers, suppliers and other stakeholders engaged. The Textiles Partnership organizes this partner session together with amfori, Better Buying, Fair Wear Foundation and Ethical Trading Initiative. Details can be found in the session description.
OECD Forum on Due Diligence in the Garment and Footwear Sector
The OECD Forum is the international annual event on corporate due diligence in the textile sector. Numerous events (including side events) will take place from February 01 to 05, with the core event on February 3 and 4. The forum brings together over 600 representatives from government, business, trade unions and civil society to address emerging risks and to share learnings on implementing labour, human rights, environmental and integrity due diligence in the sector across geographies.
The topic of building a more resilient and sustainable sector post- and during the current COVID context will be key thread running through the first main day of the Forum, including as the theme of the high-level opening panel. The second day will open with a discussion on recent mandatory due diligence policy developments with consideration of their role in enhancing and enabling company due diligence practice in the Garment and Footwear sector, as well as potential pitfalls to avoid. More information: OECD Forum on Due Diligence in the Garment and Footwear Sector (oecd-events.org)