Under the German G7 presidency in 2022 and consistent with ongoing efforts of the G7 to address environmental and social risks stemming from global agricultural supply chains, the OECD compiled a selective inventory and a comparative overview of voluntary and mandatory government due diligence measures for sustainable agricultural supply chains. The purpose of this review is to create a basis for policy makers to identify common elements and key differences across the policy measures with a view to strengthening the quality and, where possible, coherence of policy responses to promote sustainable agricultural supply chains. The report forms part of the OECD’s broader programme of work on policy coherence and alignment with OECD instruments on responsible business conduct and due diligence, as well as ongoing engagement with the G7 on the agricultural sector.
In our webinar on 25 January, Cornelia Berns (German Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture) gave an introduction into the topic. Sophia Gnych (OECD) presented the report’s key findings. This was followed by reflections on the report given by Ritsuko Yoneda (Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Japan). The event was moderated by Nicola Brandt (OECD).
Review of G7 Government-led Voluntary and Mandatory Due Diligence Measures for Sustainable Agri-food Supply Chains. OECD Report (16 January 2024)
OECD Due Diligence Guidance for Responsible Business Conduct. Thematic Page