Co-operation with partners all over the globe is an important aspect of OECD's work on enabling responsible business conduct (RBC) and promoting the implementation of RBC instruments. The OECD works with governments, businesses and stakeholders through dedicated programmes and tailored projects. Engagement, particularly with businesses to implement due diligence standards, and with governments to create an enabling framework for RBC, is a priority for this co-operation. 

Responsible Business Conduct Due Diligence Practices in Ukraine’s Energy Sector

The energy sector is associated with important RBC-related challenges, including environmental, social and governance risks. This study provides a baseline understanding of RBC due diligence practices in Ukraine’s energy companies. Based on surveys conducted with some of the main energy practitioners in Ukraine and on supplementary research, it outlines key RBC risks that companies in Ukraine’s energy sector face and efforts through which these risks are identified, addressed and mitigated. The study also outlines practice gaps and provides considerations for companies to take into account when improving due diligence practices in aligning with OECD RBC instruments and standards. 

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Promoting Responsible Business Conduct in Latin America and the Caribbean

The new programme Responsible business conduct in Latin America and the Caribbean implemented together with the International Labour Organization, the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights and the European Union, aims to promote smart, sustainable and inclusive growth in the EU and Latin America and the Caribbean by supporting responsible business conduct practices in line with the UN, ILO and OECD instruments

Activities will build on the OECD’s experience in promoting the effective uptake by companies of the OECD guidance on due diligence in various sectors, including minerals, extractives, agriculture, garment and footwear, and financial sectors and include capacity building, research, convening of stakeholders and peer learning.

The programme, in partnership with Chile and Mexico (both OECD members), as well Argentina, Brazil, Costa Rica and Peru, which have all adhered to the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises and have set up a NCP, and two partner economies, namely Ecuador and Panama.

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Obtenga más información sobre cómo los instrumentos de la OCDE, la OIT y las Naciones Unidas brindan orientación alineada y complementaria sobre la conducta responsable



For more information on this project, please contact:

Froukje Boele | Project Manager

Germán Zarama | Regional Focal Point



Promoting Responsible Supply Chains in Asia

The OECD has worked with key Asian partners for a number of years to promote responsible investment and RBC. 

The OECD, in partnership with the International Labour Organisation and the European Union, is contributing its expertise on trade and investment and on risk-based RBC due diligence to support policy developments and action to create an enabling environment for RBC, to boost industry capacity, and to raise awareness of the importance of RBC.

The programme is taking place in partnership with Japan, an OECD country, and the only country in the programme that has adhered to the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises and set up a National Contact Point (NCP), and five partner economies, namely China, Thailand, Viet Nam, Philippines, and Myanmar. A significant component of the activities includes working directly with businesses to promote responsible supply chains through implementing RBC due diligence.  

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Brochure on the RSCA Programme 

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Japan | China | Thailand | Philippines | Myanmar | Viet Nam


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Japan | China | Thailand | Philippines | Myanmar | Viet Nam



For more information on this project :

Tihana Bule

Project Manager

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With funding by the European Union


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This project is implemented in partnership with the European Union and the ILO.

RBC Country Reviews

As part of its work to implement the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises, the OECD produces country reports that examine the role of responsible business conduct in building healthy business environments. These reports provide concise and basic information to investors on the existing responsible business conduct expectations in the featured countries. The reports are sometimes published as part of the OECD Investment Policy Review series.