2023 Forum on Due Diligence in the Garment and Footwear Sector

Closing living wage gaps in garment supply chains: From commitment to action

Feb 16, 2023 | 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM


Living wages are an essential element of the concept and standards of responsible business conduct, on which there is broad consensus that a joint approach is needed to achieve systemic change. The session will provide an overview of the current state of play and explore existing methodologies and frameworks for collaboration between industry, trade unions and governments to close living wage gaps and address other RBC risks linked to low wages. The panel will reflect on main obstacles and identify key areas for action and next steps to scale up implementation in the industry. The session will also provide the opportunity to present and discuss a Handbook for companies to enable living incomes and wages in global supply chains currently developed by the OECD.

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