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ACT at the OECD Garment and Footwear Forum 2022


ACT at the OECD Forum on Due Diligence in the Garment and Footwear Sector 2022 (online)

At this year’s OECD Forum on Due Diligence in the Garment and Footwear Sector 2022, ACT will present its Monitoring & Accountability Framework on the ACT Global Purchasing Practices Commitments. We look forward to discussing with you in the following two sessions:

22 February 13:15 – 14:15 CET | OECD Forum Side Session Event – Measuring Progress: OECD Forum Side Session Event | Online

There is an undeniable global demand for accountability when it comes to the purchasing practices of global garment, footwear and textile brands.

This session will cover the ACT Global Purchasing Practices commitments made by ACT brand members addressing the negative impacts of purchasing practices on manufacturers and workers, and the accountability and monitoring steps that have been taken to improve transparency and the efficacy of these commitments.

Moderator: Jennifer Schappert (Due Diligence Design)


  • Christina Hajagos-Clausen (IndustriALL)
  • Matthijs Crietee (IAF-STTI)
  • Frances Goodwin (Primark)

This session is free and accessible regardless of participation in the OECD Forum. Please find the registration link below.

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23 February 2022 | 1:45 PM – 3:00 PM CET | OECD Forum Main Stage Event – Enabling living wages through responsible purchasing practices – taking stock

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.

Moderator: Jos Huber (Retired, formerly Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Netherlands)

Speakers include:

  • Daniel Vaughan-Whitehead (Fair Wage Network)
  • Veronique Rochet (Puma)
  • Bea Maria Ruoff (ACT on living wages)

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