Forum on Due Diligence in the Garment and Footwear Sector

Collaboration among manufacturers on responsible purchasing practices: the missing piece of the puzzle?

Feb 23, 2022 | 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM


Efforts towards harmonisation of expectations on responsible purchasing practices at the industry level are gaining momentum, notably among manufacturers. Recent key developments, for instance the Sustainable Terms of Trade Initiative (STTI), seek to facilitate a more balanced buyer-supplier dialogue. Within this context, this session will emphasise the importance of manufacturers having a unified voice and how this may contribute towards greater accountability and a joint and balanced ownership of due diligence responsibilities between buyer and supplier. 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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