OECD Forum on Due Diligence in the Garment and Footwear Sector
20 January 2021
The 2021 OECD Garment Forum will be hosted by the OECD as a virtual forum on 3-4 February 2021, as part of a full week of events, and 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 global garment and footwear supply chains
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, 3 February, including as the theme of the high-level opening panel. The second day ,4 february, 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.
The 2021 Roundtable OECD Roundtable for Policy Makers, an invitation-only event, will convene policy makers from across key economies engaged in the garment and footwear sector and its supply chain and will take place in virtual format on Tuesday 2 February 2021 as part of the OECD Forum on Due Diligence in the Garment and Footwear Sector.