Ambitious Implementation of Due Diligence Obligations

It is part of the duty of care of companies that they do not violate human rights or harm the environment in their business activities.

The Textiles Partnership is the first point of contact for all those who want to systematically implement due diligence obligations and thus also live up to their corporate responsibility for business partners and workers in the value chains.

The work of the Textiles Partnership is aligned with the guidelines and recommendations of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). The sector handout "OECD Due Diligence Guidance for Responsible Supply Chains in the Garment and Footwear Sector" defines the essential due diligence obligations and requirements. The guidance is the guiding framework of the review process.

The Elements of the Due Diligence Process

Due diligence is far more than the widespread, audit-based approach and puts a focus on the following aspects:

  • Anchoring due diligence as a management process for continuous improvements
  • Analysing and prioritising social, ecological, and compliance risks as the basis for planning measures
  • Taking into account the whole supply chain
  • Emphasising the significance of purchasing practices of brands and retailers
  • Including stakeholders in production countries
  • Implementation of remediation and grievance mechanisms
  • Taking the requirements and expectations of enterprises into account and considering their specific situation, e.g. size or sourcing model
  • Asking for sector-specific cooperation and collaboration with all stakeholders
Details and Guidelines
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Developing and implementing your own policy. Guidance (EN, 2022)
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Eine Policy entwickeln und umsetzen. Leitfaden (DE, 2022)
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Infopaper Monitoring (2018)
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Infopapier Monitoring (2018)
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Infopaper Complaints Mechanisms and Remedy (2018)
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