Promoting Responsible Supply Chains in Philippines


About the project


The OECD has worked with key Asian partners for a number of years to promote both responsible investment and responsible business conduct (RBC). This joint OECD-ILO-EU programme contributed expertise on trade and investment and on risk-based RBC due diligence to support in-country policy developments and actions to create an enabling environment for RBC, boost industry capacity and raise awareness of the importance of RBC.

The programme took place over 4 years (2018-2022) in partnership with Japan and five other partner economies, namely China, Thailand, Viet Nam, the Philippines, and Myanmar.


Responsible supply chains in the Philippines

Co-operation with the Philippines builds on previous engagement with the country on the 2016 Investment Policy Review and the 2017 Agricultural Policy Review. A specific focus in the Philippines will be to promote business competitiveness and private sector action toward meeting the SDGs in the agriculture sector through the implementation of the OECD-FAO Guidance for Responsible Agricultural Supply Chains.


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Awareness raising and capacity building


Virtual Event: Adressing plastic waste through RBC: Shifting towards circularity in Southeast Asia 16 March 2022

Microplastics are now ubiquitous in the natural environment, and plastic waste and pollution are threatening ecosystems and livelihoods across Southeast Asia. Asia is both a hotspot for plastic pollution as well as a range of innovative measures designed to curb plastic pollution. Businesses are increasingly finding innovative ways to reduce plastic waste and transition to a more resource-efficient and circular economy.

Through this webinar, the OECD, ILO, UNEP and guest speakers explored how businesses can address plastic waste through responsible business conduct and Extended Producer Responsibilities (EPR) in Southeast Asia. Participants showcased innovative business practices for plastic circularity and highlighted actions being taken to help businesses, governments, and communities to shift away from business as usual to a more inclusive, sustainable, and resource-efficient economy.


VIDEO - Dr Marcos Orellana, UN Special Rapporteur on Toxics and Human Rights, joins the discussion on plastics and business conduct via this video contribution


Virtual Event: Translating climate ambition into a just transition: what should we expect from business? 16 June 2021

This session examined the responsibilities of business in facilitating a just climate transition in line with the objectives of the Paris Agreement and internationally accepted expectations relating to responsible business conduct – including those capturing both human rights and environmental objectives. Panellists shared their views on how we can ensure a just transition is at the heart of business action on climate. Philippines SEC Commissioner Amatong spoke at this 2021 OECD Global Forum event.‌

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Technical Seminar on the Implementation of International Expectations and Standards on Corporate Social Responsibility/Responsible Business Conduct (CSR/RBC) in Agri-business 25 July 2019

The ILO, OECD and the Employers Confederation of the Philippines (ECOP) co-hosted this dedicated technical seminar as part of the 2019 Sustainable Agriculture Forum in Manila. This seminar facilitated a safe space for businesses to openly discuss challenges in implementing RBC expectations including addressing decent work issues, particularly in the agribusiness sector. Through this Technical Seminar, companies learned about the leading international standards and tools available to business to implement RBC/CSR standards and practices and promote sector collaboration and transparency in addressing key risks across global agricultural supply chains.

AgendaPresentation | Press release







Documents & Links

  • OECD Due Diligence Guidance for Responsible Business Conduct  Publication | Flyer
  • OECD-FAO Guidance for Responsible Agricultural Supply Chains Publication | Flyer
  • Building more resilient and sustainable global value chains through responsible business conduct Publication

  • Responsible business conduct and climate change Webpage
  • Responsible business conduct in the financial sector Webpage
  • The Essentials: Characteristics of Due Diligence ENG
  • Glossary of Technical terms ENG
  • Responsible business conduct and sustainable finance in the Philippines Resource document



Consult the events page for all published materials linked to Philippines outreach and events


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Did you Know?

Among the six RSCA countries, the Philippines has the highest share of intermediate products in exports, with a share of intermediate products in total gross exports of 60% (2018, TiVA 2018)



The OECD e-learning Academy on Responsible Business Conduct provides learners with a unique opportunity to advance their knowledge of responsible business conduct and OECD risk-based due diligence.

Self-paced, free online courses (currently available in English) include:

    • The Essentials of OECD Due Diligence for Responsible Business Conduct
    • OECD Due Diligence for Agriculture and Seafood Supply Chains
    • OECD Due Diligence for Garment and Footwear Supply Chains
    • OECD Due Diligence for Electronics and Vehicle Parts Supply Chains


ILO, "Voices from our partners" 28 March 2022

This article features an exclusive interview with Professor Dynah Basuil Executive Director, Ramon V. Del Rosario Sr. Center for Corporate Responsibility in which she discusses the RSCA programme.

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

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