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OECD Forum on Due Diligence in the Garment and Footwear Sector

Side Event:

Traceability for Supply Chain Due Diligence

and Sustainability in the Garment Sector

Monday, February 13th, 2023

12 PM – 1 PM (EST)


Supply chain insight and assurance is critical for companies who want to take concrete steps to identify and address harm from labor rights abuses throughout supply chains. The Supply Chain Tracing and Engagement Methodologies (STREAMS) project is supporting the use of traceability tools to promote due diligence and combat labor abuse in global supply chains. Funded by the U.S. Department of Labor, this project is led by the NGO Verité, in collaboration with core partners including the Responsible Sourcing Network’s initiative YESS: Yarn Ethically & Sustainably Sourced (RSN/YESS) and Better Cotton 

This session will showcase pilots by Better Cotton and RSN YESS of traceability tools in mid-tiers of the garment supply chain to enhance due diligence and sustainability and promote decent work. The Supply Chain Traceability Matrixan open online resource that provides guidance for stakeholders throughout the supply chain on how different traceability systems can be leveraged to combat forced labor and child labor – will also be previewed.  

  • Erin Klett, Project Director of the STREAMS Project, Verité
  • Patricia Jurewicz, Founder and CEO, Responsible Sourcing Network
  • Nicholas Sexton, Traceability Change Manager, Better Cotton


Funding for the Supply Chain Tracing and Engagement Methodologies (STREAMS) project is provided by the U.S. Department of Labor under cooperative agreement number IL‐35805. 100 percent of the total costs of the project or program is financed with USG federal funds, for a total of 4,000,000 dollars. This material does not necessarily reflect the views or policies of the United States Department of Labor, nor does mention of trade names, commercial products, or organizations imply endorsement by the United States Government.

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