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.


  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

Regional reports on RBC in LAC


Regional reports on Responsible Business Conduct in priority sectors in LAC


The following regional reports provide an analysis of RBC issues and initiatives to promote and enable the business engagement of responsible supply chains in Latin America and the Caribbean:


  • Responsible Business Conduct in the Extractive and Minerals Sector in Latin America and the Caribbean  English  |  Español  |  Português
  • Responsible Business Conduct in the Agriculture Sector in Latin America and the Caribbean  English  |  Español  |  Português
  • Responsible Business Conduct in the Financial Sector in Latin America and the Caribbean  English  |  Español  |  Português
    • Responsible Business Conduct in the Financial Sector in Costa Rica  English  |  Español
    • Responsible Business Conduct in the Financial Sector in Panama  English  |  Español

Helping LAC businesses observe and apply due diligence standards and tools

Applications are now open to the regional capacity building programmes on due diligence for Responsible Business Conduct (RBC) in key sectors.

We are pleased to announce the launch of the OECD’s Capacity building programmes on RBC due diligence in key sectors in Latin America and the Caribbean, which are open to all business and business associations interested in learning about RBC and risk-based due diligence, at no cost.

For more information and to apply, please visit the capacity building programme website: ENGSPPT

Find out more about the project 


Latest News 

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  • 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




Froukje Boele | Project Manager

Germán Zarama | Regional Focal Point


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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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