OECD Forum on Due Diligence in the Garment and Footwear Sector

Due diligence in the garment sector – public procurement as the missing multiplier for decent work?

Feb 19, 2024 | 11:45 AM - 1:15 PM


Organised by: Swedwatch This session will explore the role of public contracting authorities in closing the living wage gap and improving working conditions in global garment supply chains. While garments are important products for public authorities to procure to deliver quality services to their communities, reports of adverse human rights impacts in garment supply chains remain widespread. By building on the experience of academics, public contracting authorities in Sweden and factory owners and workers in Bangladesh, the panel will discuss how public buyers can integrate and effectively monitor human rights due diligence requirements in their procurement practices, and how governments can unlock the full potential of public procurers as actors for change. Watch session on replay

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