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 ad-hoc 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. 


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For more information on this project :

Froukje Boele | Project Manager

Germán Zarama | Regional Focal Point

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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. 

Under a new programme, implemented together with the International Labour Organisation and the European Union, the OECD will contribute its extensive expertise on trade and investment and on risk-based RBC due diligence to support in-country 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 will be undertaken over 3 years (2018-2020) in partnership with Japan, an OECD member and the only country under the Programme that has adhered to the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises and has 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 will include working directly with businesses to promote responsible supply chains through implementing RBC due diligence.  

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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



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

Latest events and resources


  • Technical Sector Roundtable Meeting for businesses in seafood sector, 3 April, Viet Nam
  • OECD Info Session on Promoting responsible vehicle parts supply chains in Asia – 24 April, OECD
  • Philippines Partnership for Sustainable Agriculture (PPSA) Annual Partners Meeting and Learning Event - July, Manila
  • Joint OECD – ILO Roundtable with Chambers of Commerce - July, Manila
  • 45th Philippine Business Conference and Expo, hosted by Philippines Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI) – October, Manila
  • Asian Forum on Enterprise for Society, hosted by Asian Institute of Management (AIM) – October, Manila
  • Training on OECD due diligence for Responsible Business Conduct – November, Tokyo
  • Training on OECD due diligence for Responsible Business Conduct – November, Manila
  • Workshop on facilitating collaboration and knowledge exchange between European and Japanese businesses - November, Tokyo


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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).

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.