OECD Forum on Due Diligence in the Garment and Footwear Sector

Binding company-union agreements and their role in due diligence

Feb 21, 2024 | 9:15 AM - 10:30 AM

Room CC9


This first session will consider the role that legally binding agreements, voluntarily entered into by companies and global trade unions, can play in identifying and addressing labour and human rights risks in garment and footwear supply chains. Representatives from brands, manufacturers, trade unions and government will share learnings from the negotiation and implementation of a number of existing agreements, as well as consider the importance of such agreements in the context of mandatory due diligence legislation. Interpretation is available in French.

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