Accord signatories form Human Rights Due Diligence Working Group

January 5, 2023

Update on ongoing feasibility studies

Article 40 of the International Accord provides that the parties to the agreement will explore the expansion of the scope to address human rights due diligence. To this end, the Steering Committee agreed to create a Working Group consisting of brands and trade union representatives that would be chaired by the Accord Secretariat.

The Human Rights Due Diligence Working Group held its first meeting on 9th September 2022 and worked on a survey to be shared with Accord signatories, trade unions, and NGOs. The survey was shared in November and its results are currently being discussed by the working group. A summary of the findings will be shared with all signatories and respondents in the coming months.

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