OECD Garment Forum Side session: Responsible Purchasing Practices: How can companies integrate responsible purchasing practices in their businesses? 

The MSI Working Group on Responsible Purchasing Practices joined by the Sustainable Terms of Trade Initiative (STTI) is excited to invite you to the side session Responsible Purchasing Practices: how can companies integrate responsible purchasing practices in their businesses at the OECD Forum on Due Diligence in the Garment and Footwear Sector. Join us for the virtual session on Tuesday 14th February at 10AM to 11AM (CET) to discuss learnings from the Common Framework for Responsible Purchasing Practices, the STTI White Paper and a community-based approach.

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With policy discussions across the EU and the implementation of new supply chain due diligence laws, there is increased attention on responsible purchasing practices in the garment and footwear sector. Combined with a lack of progress in past years, this creates a renewed urgency for providing companies with inspiration and a framework to support their journey.

During this side session, we will focus on how brands can revise their purchasing practices and the importance of the supplier voice in making these changes. The session will present the necessary steps when embarking on this mission, especially with regards to companies’ Human Rights Due Diligence process. Lastly, you will get first hand insights into how to overcome the barriers that brands are currently facing based on our learnings within the Learning and Implementation Community (LIC)

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We hope you can join us! Register here.

Best regards,
MSI Working Group on Responsible Purchasing Practices and STTI

The MSI Working Group consists of representatives of the Ethical Trading Initiative, Ethical Trade Norway, Fair Wear, the German Partnership for Sustainable Textiles (PST), Ethical Trade Denmark, and the Ethical Trading Initiative Sweden. The LIC is led by members of the MSI Working Group, joined by Solidaridad.