OECD Forum on Due Diligence in the Garment and Footwear Sector

Parallel Session: Where to turn to? Exploring access to remedy for workers across grievance mechanisms

Feb 22, 2024 | 1:15 PM - 2:45 PM

Room CC9


The primary purpose of conducting due diligence is to prevent harm. However, when adverse impacts of business activities occur, those affected must have access to remedy. Companies should provide or cooperate in the remediation of harm they have caused or contributed to. States must also take appropriate steps to ensure that when the impacts occur within their territory and jurisdiction, those affected have access to effective remedy. This session focuses specifically on workers’ experiences of accessing remedy when filing complaints under different existing judicial and non-judicial grievance mechanisms operating in the garment and footwear sector. Speakers who have used or worked on different mechanisms will reflect on the accessibility and complementarity of grievance mechanisms in an evolving regulatory landscape. Interpretation is available in French.

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