OECD Forum on Due Diligence in the Garment and Footwear Sector

Brand due diligence strategies for living wages: Adapting action to context

Feb 21, 2024 | 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Room CC9


Wages that don’t satisfy the basic needs of workers and their families are a prevalent risk across the garment and footwear global industry. While wages in the supply chain are in practice a function of a number of factors, some outside of a buying firm’s direct control, this panel will examine different type of strategies and tools brands can use to increase their leverage and mitigate wage risk in their supply chain, taking these factors into consideration. Discussion will particularly highlight how industry collaboration, government engagement and sourcing model structure may be crucial to move towards living wage in their supply chain. Interpretation is available in French.

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