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Given the deteriorating situation in Myanmar, we have called on all Fair Wear member companies to assess their presence in the country as a matter of urgency.
It is vital that in their assessment, companies apply the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs) and OECD due diligence guidance. We advise that the process includes dialogue with rightsholders and their representatives, in particular those who represent workers. Fair Wear will facilitate that where possible. Based on our continued discussions with local representatives and our ongoing monitoring of the situation, we have issued guidance to our members, that we’d like to reiterate and specify:
To further strengthen and detail the advice and support we give to companies, ETI and Fair Wear have commissioned Due Diligence Design (D.D. Design) and SHIFT to conduct a rapid sectoral assessment on business and human rights in the current context in Myanmar. The assessment will be conducted in line with the UNGPs and OECD due diligence guidance. The results of the assessment are expected within the course of December 2021.
This independent assessment will include fact finding on human rights impacts that are linked to the export-oriented apparel sector within Myanmar from ownership to manufacturing to export and the severity of these impacts. It will seek to answer the following questions: