9th OECD Forum on Due Diligence
in the Garment and Footwear Sector


The 9th OECD Forum on Due Diligence in the Garment and Footwear Sector will take place on 16 – 17 February 2023 both virtually and in person at the OECD Conference Centre in Paris. The OECD Garment Forum is accompanied by a vibrant agenda of side sessions organized by partners. Side sessions will take place in virtual format in the run up to the Forum from 13 to 15 February 2023.

Transparentem is pleased to present a side session on the findings and outcomes from three of our investigations in Malaysia and recommendations for further improvements to protect workers’ rights – in Malaysia and in the apparel sector overall.

Virtual Side Session:
Mitigating Forced Labor Risk among Migrant Workers in Apparel Production

Tuesday, February 14, 2023
8:00am EST / 2:00pm CET


At a time when awareness is higher than ever about forced
labor risks faced by foreign migrant workers, some apparel brands and their
suppliers are beginning to reform their practices to ensure that workers do not
face the risk of debt bondage, deception in the recruitment process, retention
of identity documents, and other forced labor indicators. This presentation
will focus on the risks workers face, what companies can do to improve
conditions, and context around recent efforts to address and mitigate forced
labor risks, specifically among migrant workers in Malaysia.

This event will be hosted on BlueJeans, which can be accessed via the BlueJeans app or a web browser.

We recommend joining the event a few minutes early to log on.