Sourcing responsibly in an uncertain world - Practical company-guidance to respect human rights in complex global supply chains

Are you a practioner in the fashion and textile industry? Come join us at this online breakfast event and be inspired by hands-on knowledge, gain insights and learn new inspirational tools to support your work with respect for human rights in the entire business and supply chains.

Many companies have limited capacity and competencies to exercise and document human rights due diligence. At the same time, sourcing responsibly has become ever more pertinent in uncertain times where a global pandemic has put a magnifying glass on social and environmental issues in the fashion industry. Companies are increasingly faced with requirements on due diligence and responsible business by international guidelines, public regulation and industry standards such as the CFW 2023 Sustainability Requirements. So where to start?
At this breakfast event we will take a practical approach and show how various tools, developed through Danish collaboration, can support companies step by step on this essential journey.
During the session we will tune into

  • The most urgent global social challenges in an increasingly complex context for global supply chains for companies in the fashion and textile industry.
  • 5 steps to use supplier dialogue and collaboration to respect human and workers’ rights and contribute to the sustainable development goals (SDGs)
  • An easy-to-use tool to support fashion companies in their human rights due diligence efforts, showing how ‘green transition’, sustainable development and human rights are all interlinked.          

The event is organised by the Danish Ethical Trading Initiative (DIEH) together with the Danish industry association for fashion and textile companies (DM&T) and partly financed by the European Union.
The event is particularly relevant to representatives of fashion companies with an interest in strengthening their performance on human rights and sustainability in the supply chain.



9.00:  Welcome by DIEH and DM&T
9.05:  Social challenges in an increasingly complex context for global supply chains in the fashion supply chain
/ Marie Busck, Danish Fashion & Textile
9.30:  5 steps to strengthen supplier dialogue and the work with sustainable development goals
/ Janine Dortmundt, Danish Ethical Trading Initiative
9.50:  Human rights due diligence tool
/ Catrhine Bloch Veiberg, Danish Institute for Human Rights
10.20: Reflections in break-out rooms
10.40: Wrap up and upcoming events
/ Sarah Dieckmann, Danish Ethical Trading Initiative


Praktisk information

Dato og tid

4th of February


Open to all, in particular representatives of fashion companies.

To register, please click on the 'tilmeld' button below.

All registrered participants will receive a meeting link, Thursday the 3rd of February.



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