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17 Oct 2016

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The Danish National Contact Point to the OECD

Final statement on Specific instance noticed by Clean Clothes Campaign Denmark and Active Consumers regarding the activities of PWT Group

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Clean Clothes Campaign Danmark and Aktive Forbrugere (Active Consumers) submitted a complaint in December 2014 to the Mediation and Complaints-Hand- ling Institution for Responsible Business Conduct (The Danish OECD National Contact Point (NCP)) regarding PWT Group A/S, alleging that PWT Group had violated the OECD Guidelines for Multina- tional Enterprises by failing to carry out due diligence in relation to its supplier, the textile manufacturer New Wave Style Ltd., Bangladesh...The documents presented by PWT Group do not provide documentation of the use of risk and decision-making sy- stems, e.g. checklists, in connection with inspections and visits to New Wave Style. On this basis, the NCP nds that PWT Group did not apply processes for due diligence that meet the OECD Guidelines. In particular, PWT Group failed to make demands that New Wave Style ensure its employees’ basic human and labour rights, including to take adequate steps to ensure occupational health and safety in their operations, (ref chapter V, section 4c of the OECD Guidelines)...