Forum on Due Diligence in the Garment and Footwear Sector

Enabling living wages through responsible purchasing practices – taking stock

Feb 23, 2022 | 12:45 PM - 2:00 PM


This session will provide an overview of different approaches buyers and suppliers are adopting to ensure that purchasing practices enable suppliers to pay living wages. The panel will discuss existing tools and monitoring frameworks that support these actions, and consider the intention-impact gap, what it will take to scale up good practices to achieve impact, and which co-dependent responsible business conduct (RBC) actions (beyond purchasing practices) can support these efforts. See background note "Making purchasing practices part of responsible business practice in garment and footwear sector supply chains - an exploration through different angles":

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