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ACT at the OECD Garment and Footwear Forum 2023


Join ACT members and representatives at the following side sessions for the OECD Garment and Footwear Forum 2023

Corporate sustainability reporting & due diligence: unpacking the box

13 Feb 2023 | 8:00am – 9:00am CET

As the only reporting standards which incorporate the OECD Due Diligence Guidelines for MNEs, the GRI Standards require companies to report their due diligence policies, processes and actions conducted to identify, prevent, mitigate, and account for potential adverse impacts, including the outcomes of these actions. This session will demonstrate how sustainability reporting using the GRI Standards supports the ‘track’ and ‘communicate’ steps in corporate due diligence under the obligations and guidance set out by the OECD.


  • Dr Aditi Haldar, Moderator, GRI
  • Bea Maria Ruoff, Head of Operations, Accountability and Monitoring
  • Chara de Lacey, Acting Head of Business Integrity, Transparency International UK
  • Liesl Truscott, Director, Industry Accountability & Insights, Textile Exchange
  • Christopher Kip, Programme Specialist, Child Rights and Business, UNICEF
  • Alexandra de Freitas, Senior Manager Standards, GRI Sector Program
  • Tabitha Bailey, GRI, Senior Policy Coordinator

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A new model of supply chain industrial relations: brand and investor roles

Tuesday, 14 February | 15:00 CET.

The event will discuss the new Committee on Workers’ Capital (CWC) report, Shared prosperity, the investor case for freedom of association and collective bargaining,  and explore how the fundamental rights of freedom of association and collective bargaining can be used to address inequality and why these rights matter to investors.
The session will also cover how industrial relations agreements, made global brands and retailers and global trade unions, are contributing to a new model of supply chain industrial relations.

Speakers include:

  • Mira Neumaier, ACT Executive Director
  • Liz Umlas, Senior Advisor, Capital Strategies, IndustriALL.
  • Lisa Nathan, Senior Investor Engagement Advisor, UNI Global Union,
  • Karin Reimerink, Corporate Responsibility Senior Director for Western Hemisphere, PVH,
  • Tenisha Reid Elliott, Senior Associate Analyst, Columbia Threadneedle & Platform Living Wage Financials,

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