Forum on Due Diligence in the Garment and Footwear Sector

Exploring the impact of emerging government policy on forced labour risks

Feb 24, 2022 | 12:45 PM - 2:00 PM


Governments are using a range of tools to tackle forced labour risk in global supply chains, from disclosure-based due diligence law, customs border checks and product bans, through to facilitating collaboration and providing issue- and sector-based guidance to businesses based on the OECD due diligence guidance. The session will explore experiences implementing these policies, both from the perspective of government agencies responsible for enforcement, and businesses striving to meet the expectations of the policy measures. Further, the panel will consider how and to what extent these policy approaches are driving forced labour prevention and remediation in the supply chain, through some key examples. See background note for this session:

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