Pillar 1: The State Duty to Protect Human Rights

Strand 6: Strengthening Coherence between Public Policies

6.3. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs will: …

  • Disseminate the importance of respecting human rights in global value chains (GVCs), encouraging the introduction of this matter in discussions held and worked carried out by the GVC Intergovernmental Group, as well as in presentations to the business community and other agents.

Pillar 2: The Corporate Responsibility to Respect Human Rights

Strand 2: Promotion of corporate due diligence in the field of human rights

2.2. The Ministry of Economy, Development and Tourism will:

  • Hold a working group at least once each semester with the Division of Social Economy and Associativity and the Division of Smaller Business Enterprises with the purpose of identifying the impact of human rights in the management of businesses such as cooperatives and SMEs, and of incorporating the vision of human rights and business enterprises within this type of economic associations. Based on the activities of thee working groups, sector guides will be developed to evaluate compliance with human rights issues, with special emphasis on the management of supply chains.
  • … Agree, with business enterprises represented in the Social Responsibility Council for Sustainable Development, upon the development of memorandums of understanding, guides, handbooks and guidelines containing best practices, so that they can become an integral part of  business and human rights standards in the following subject matters: labour practices, impact on communities, corporate practices and supply chain management.

Contributions by Other Actors

5. Fundación ACCIÓN Empresa will:

  • Prepare a study about main challenges existing in this field, starting by the corporate role, to comply with the Guiding Principles, with the purpose of contributing strategies to resolve issues through good corporate practices in this field.
  • Create a Corporate Committee for Responsible Supply, aimed at identifying the best corporate practices in place to minimise the infringement of rights in their value chain. It includes 4-6 annual sessions.

V. Proposal of a Roadmap for an Upcoming Action Plan

9. Incorporation of matters related with the risks of human rights violations in supply chains and inclusion of LGBTI people.