OECD Feasibility Study: Measuring the Uptake and Impact of Due Diligence in the Garment and Footwear Sector Supply Chain

Chikako Oka, Rachel Alexander, Benjamin Katz (Supervisor), Dorothy Lovell (Supervisor)

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More than three years after the adoption of the OECD Due Diligence Guidance for Responsible Supply Chains in the Garment and Footwear Sector (“OECD Garment Guidance”), stakeholders are generating increasing amounts of data on how implementation is evolving and maturing. The OECD has sought to tap into the interest and investment in better data in order to channel such efforts into a coherent body of research, a resource for understanding what works, what doesn’t and how to foster—and reach—better outcomes in practice. This study provides an overview of different strategies for developing such a resource. It was designed to identify and assess potential methodological approaches for measuring the uptake, incentives and outcomes of enterprises’ due diligence practices as presented in the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises (“MNE Guidelines”) and elaborated upon in the OECD Garment Guidance. The findings of the study provide a range of different monitoring options for use by the OECD and member countries with the support of relevant stakeholders, which are briefly summarised below.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationParis
PublisherOrganisation for Economic Cooporation and Development, OECD
Number of pages121
Commissioning bodyOrganization for Economic Cooperation and Development
Publication statusPublished - 2021

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