Responsible Business Conduct in Latin America and the Caribbean (RBCLAC)

The new Responsible Business Conduct project in Latin America and the Caribbean (RBCLAC), funded by the European Union (EU) and implemented in collaboration with the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) and the Office of the High Commissioner of The United Nations for Human Rights (OHCHR), aims to promote smart, sustainable and inclusive growth in the EU and in Latin America and the Caribbean, by supporting responsible business conduct practices, in line with the UN, ILO and OECD instruments.

Context

The expectation that goods and services must be produced and supplied in a responsible manner, in accordance with international standards that guarantee respect for human rights, decent work and environmental protection, has increased significantly. At the same time, during the last decades the convergence of international standards on responsible business conduct (RBC), including corporate responsibility to respect human rights, has been observed. Governments, businesses and civil society in the countries of Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) are also showing a greater interest in promoting responsible business conduct.

The "Responsible Business Conduct in Latin America and the Caribbean (RBCLAC)" project is implemented by the International Labor Organization (ILO), the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) and the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for human rights (OHCHR). This project is funded by and has been designed in collaboration with the European Union (EU).

Objetive

The project aims to promote smart, sustainable and inclusive growth in the EU and in Latin America and the Caribbean, by supporting responsible business conduct practices, in line with the instruments of the United Nations, the ILO and the OECD.

Components

The activities of the Project will be carried out under the directives of the Tripartite Declaration of Principles on Multinational Enterprises and Social Policy, the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises and the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights.

Geographical Focus

Project activities will include a combination of regional and national activities, specific to each country. These activities will be implemented in nine countries: