Promoting and enabling responsible business conduct in Southeast Asia (2022)


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Southeast Asia remains one of the most dynamic and fastest-growing economies and plays a vital role in global markets. Promoting and enabling responsible business conduct (RBC) in Southeast Asia is instrumental to sustainable development and inclusive growth in the region, aiming to build more sustainable and resilient global supply chains.

Activities under this project were designed to support policymakers, businesses and relevant stakeholders in Indonesia, Thailand and Viet Nam in operationalising RBC principles and standards, facilitating peer exchanges and learning, and providing technical advice on key themes such as RBC for resilient supply chains, sustainable finance and access to remedy.

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19/10/2022 - As a side event at the OECD Southeast Asia Ministerial Forum 2022, the roundtable "Operationalising RBC for resilient and sustainable supply chainsbrought together businesses, investors, policymakers and experts active in Southeast Asia to accelerate the uptake of RBC for attracting quality investment and building resilient and sustainable supply chains. Summary Note


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(forthcoming Q1 2023) Note for businesses: Understanding characteristics of sustainability initiatives active in Southeast Asia

This paper will provide the landscape of sustainability initiatives particularly relevant to enterprises with operations and supply chains in Southeast Asia and present findings and examples of their relevance to the OECD recommendations on responsible business conduct.


Background note on Regulatory Developments concerning Due Diligence for Responsible Business Conduct (2022)

OECD Alignment Assessment Hub


OECD standards and insights

OECD Due Diligence Guidance for Responsible Business Conduct


OECD-FAO Guidance for Responsible Agricultural Supply Chains


OECD Due Diligence Guidance for Responsible Supply Chains in the Garment and Footwear Sector


Building more resilient and sustainable global value chains through responsible business conduct


available in Thai, Indonesian and  Vietnamese


OECD-FAO Guidance for Responisble Agricultural Supply Chains

available in Thai & Vietnamese


available in Vietnamese


available in Vietnamese


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Sustainable infrastructure programme in Asia (2021-2025)


Responsible Supply Chains in Asia (2018-2022)



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