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Promoting Responsible Business Conduct in Latin America and the Caribbean

 

The Responsible business conduct in Latin America and the Caribbean project, implemented together with the International Labour Organization (ILO), the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), aims to promote smart, sustainable and inclusive growth in the region by supporting responsible business conduct practices in line with international instruments. It is the first time these three organisations join forces with the support of the European Union to promote responsible business conduct within the framework of a joint regional project.

 

The four year project (2019-2022) is carried out in partnership with Chile and Mexico, both OECD members, as well  as Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica and Peru, which have all adhered to the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises and have set up a National Contact Point for RBC, and two partner economies, namely Ecuador and Panama.

 

  Argentina
  Brazil   Chile   Colombia
  Costa Rica  
               
                     
     Ecuador    Mexico      Panama    Peru       
                     

 

Find out how the RBCLAC programme supports governments, businesses and stakeholders in their efforts to promote and uphold RBC:

 

     RBC Country fact sheets

     LAC National Contact Points for RBC

OECD RBC policy reviews

 

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Due Diligence for RBC
Due diligence guidance 2018  

Strengthening responsible supply chains

Under the second pillar of the project, the OECD supports businesses in LAC to strengthen their knowledge and capacity to carry out due diligence for responsible business conduct in accordance with OECD guidance. These activities focus on supply chains in the following priority sectors agriculture, minerals/extractives, financial, and garment/footwear sectors.

 

Thanks to the project, the following OECD guidance have been translated: 

  • OECD Due Diligence Guidance on RBC Español | Português
  • Due Diligence for Responsible Corporate Lending and Securities Underwriting Español
  • Responsible Business Conduct for Institutional Investors Español 
  • OECD Due Diligence Guidance for Responsible Supply Chains in the Garment and Footwear Sector Español 

 See more about OECD's work in due diligence and other guidance available in Spanish


RBCLAC Fund for the Promotion of RBC

This Fund provides funding opportunities to initiatives that contribute to the promotion and implementation of responsible business conduct in Latin America and the Caribbean.


For more information and to follow the shortlisted initiatives, please visit the RBCLAC Fund’s website.

 

Contact 

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

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

 

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Events 
  • Launch of the virtual fact-finding mission within Costa Rica’s RBC Policy Review, 17 May
  • Workshop on Due Diligence standards for CSOs of Costa Rica and Argentina, 19 May
  • CEADS Annual Meeting on Business and Human Rights: Discussion with the RBC-LAC Project, 20 May 

Consult previous events

 

 

This project is implemented in partnership with the International Labour Organization (ILO), the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) and the European Union (EU).

 

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With funding from the European Union

 

 

 

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