What's the issue?

Enterprises operating in global supply chains have the potential to generate growth, employment and skills through their operations and sourcing. On the other hand, when enterprises fail to act responsibly, they risk contributing  to adverse human rights, labour and environmental impacts in their operations or through their supply chains. The OECD brings unique expertise in convening governments, business and civil society to develop practial approaches to promoting and implementing responsible business conduct globally.

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RBC and the sustainable development goals


Find out more about how OECD, ILO and United Nations instruments provide aligned and complementary guidance on responsible business

Ending child labour, forced labour and human trafficking in global supply chains

This new report presents research findings and recommendations on child labour, forced labour and human trafficking in global supply chains. Jointly authored by the ILO, OECD, IOM and UNICEF under the aegis of Alliance 8.7, the report also represents the first ever attempt to measure these human rights abuses and violations on a large scale.

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RBC and climate change at COP 25

In the context of the United Nations Climate Change Conference, COP 25, find out how RBC standards and recommendations can help the call for more and better action from the private sector to address climate change.


RBC and public procurement

The OECD has launched a programme to advance the integration of RBC considerations and supply chain due diligence into public procurement policies and processes.

The buying power of governments is a lever for promoting RBC : they are expected to lead by example by incorporating RBC standards in their purchasing policies, to safeguard the public interest and ensure the accountability of public spending. 

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