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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. 

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 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 will be undertaken over 4 years (2019-2022) in partnership with Chile and Mexico, both OECD members, as well Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, 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.

 

Visit the programme webage

 

Download the programme overview

 

Descargar el resumen del programa

 

Baixe a visão geral do programa

 

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

 

 

Contact 

For more information on this project :

Froukje Boele | Project Manager Froukje.BOELE@oecd.org

Germán Zarama | Regional Focal Point German.ZARAMA@oecd.org

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With funding by the European Union

 

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 from 2018 to 2020 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.  

 

Download the fact sheet

 

Download the programme overview brochure 

 

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

 


Find out more about country specific programme objectives and activities

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

 

Download country specific brochures

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

 

Contact 

For more information on this project :

Tihana Bule

Project Manager

Tihana.BULE@oecd.org

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With funding by the European Union

 

 

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. 

Training and other activities

ATTENTION: Due to COVID-19, the OECD Master Class on Risk-Based Due Diligence in Asia will be reshaped to a new format such as virtual meetings and online learning. Please come back here for further information at a later date.

The OECD is working with partners to conduct intensive Master Classes on Risk-Based Due Diligencein Asia. This is a unique opportunity to learn from individuals with first-hand knowledge and experience about RBC, risk-based due diligence and how the framework can be implemented in global supply chains.

The pilot is a valuable opportunity for companies in Myanmar, Philippines, Thailand and Viet Nam to understand how application of international recommendations and standards in supply chain due diligence can help strengthen management practices, promote responsible agricultural supply chains and support business contribution to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).