Forum on Due Diligence in the Garment and Footwear Sector

Learnings from the pilot: integrating RBC in public procurement of textiles

Feb 24, 2022 | 2:30 PM - 3:45 PM


In 2021, the OECD ran a pilot to support public buyers in integrating OECD risk-based due diligence into their purchases of uniforms and other garments. This session will provide the opportunity to hear from pilot participants on their experiences, and how the pilot has helped them address key challenges. The discussion is framed by the question of how to balance objectives associated with responsible business conduct and public procurement principles like value for money, competition and ample access for companies of any size. The panel will reflect on those areas where public buyers require targeted support from policy makers, as well as types of tools and frameworks adapted to public buyers’ needs (building on existing OECD guidances). See background note for this session: Download the new report "Pilot on integrating OECD due diligence into public procurement in the garment sector":

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