2023 Forum on Due Diligence in the Garment and Footwear Sector

OECD Forum on Due Diligence
in the Garment and Footwear Sector

16 -17 February 2023 - Online & OECD Conference Centre, Paris
13-15 February 2023 - Virtual side sessions


All Forum session and side session times reflect your computer's local time zone


About the OECD Due Diligence Guidance for Responsible Supply Chains in the Garment and Footwear Sector


A common denominator of the discussions at the Forum is the OECD Due Diligence Guidance for Responsible Supply Chains in the Garment and Footwear Sector (OECD Garment Guidance). The Garment Guidance establishes a common understanding of due diligence in the sector to help companies meet expectations on due diligence laid out in the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises (OECD MNE Guidelines).

Since its adoption in 2017, the OECD Garment Guidance has become accepted as the landmark framework for due diligence in the sector, supported by 50 governments, aligned with OECD, UN and ILO instruments, and negotiated with business, trade unions and civil society. It provides ambitious but pragmatic guidance to all companies - large and small - operating in global garment and footwear supply chains, to prevent and address the negative impacts of their activities and contribute to sustainable development.
OECD Garment Guidance

About the OECD e-learning Academy on Responsible Business Conduct (RBC)


The e-learning Academy on Responsible Business Conduct (RBC) aims to boost business capacity to meet responsible business expectations and provides learners with a unique opportunity to advance their knowledge of responsible business conduct and OECD risk-based due diligence.

Courses are self-paced and include the Essentials of OECD Due Diligence for RBC and sector specific courses, notably for the Garment and Footwear sector. 

The e-learning Academy on RBC courses are particularly useful for business practitioners including those working in risk management, operations, procurement, CSR, and auditing among others. Relevant stakeholders, such as those from industry associations, consultancies, academia, civil society and unions, may also find these courses beneficial.
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2023 Global Forum on Responsible Business Conduct

As a part of the OECD RBC Week, the 10th OECD Global Forum on Responsible Business Conduct will take place in a hybrid format on the afternoon of 15 February 2023. This event will provide the opportunity to discuss the outcomes of the Ministerial Meeting on Responsible Business Conduct, taking place at the OECD Headquarters in Paris on 14-15 February 2023.