OECD Forum on Due Diligence in the Garment and Footwear Sector

More than just paperwork? The role of certifications in due diligence

Feb 22, 2024 | 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM

Room CC9


With the number of certified products, companies and materials continuously growing in the sector, this session will explore the role that different types of certifications can play in due diligence, drawing on examples from across the 6-step due diligence framework. The panel will discuss the opportunities and limitations for companies using certifications as part of their own meaningful due diligence, including how companies adapt, check and build on the information they receive from different certification providers. While this session does not focus on the role of initiatives in mandatory due diligence, you might be interested in our related background note. Interpretation is available in French.

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Preliminary Discussion Paper

This is a preliminary discussion draft by the OECD Secretariat to spur discussions at sessions during the 2021 Symposium on Digitalisation and Finance in Asia. A further draft which incorporates views from these sessions will then be reviewed by the Experts Group of the OECD Committee on Financial Markets. The final version of this paper is scheduled for release in 2022.

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