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Pillar 1: The State Duty to Protect Human Rights

Strand 1: Training in the Field of Business and Human Rights

Action Point 1.3 (pages 30-31)

The Ministry of Labour will:

  • Train businesses (guilds, confederations, associations and SMEs), unions and civil servants on business and human rights, emphasising labour rights.

Strand 3: Inclusion and Non-Discrimination

Action Point 3.3 (page 37)

The Ministry of Mining will generate the conditions for transiting to an inclusive organisational structure that includes the acknowledgement of respect and diversity in their practices. They will do this carrying out the following actions:

  • Talks about business and human rights addressed at key actors in the small, medium and large-scale mining industry.

Action Point 3.5 (page 38)

The General Directorate of International Economic Relations of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs will carry out activities concerning best practices for SMEs, with the purpose of making progress in the application of best practices in the areas of inclusion, leadership and family balance.

Strand 6: Strengthening Coherence between Public Policies

Action Point 6.3. (page 45)

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs will:

  • Through the General Directorate of International Economic Relations, it will:
  • ReinforceĀ the work of committees created pursuant to chapters contained in trade agreements about SMEs, cooperation, gender, environment, transparency and labour matters, so that they include human rights-related objectives in their duties, thus becoming a forum for carrying out relevant dialogues. In line with the above, the General Directorate will encourage the development of specific coordination activities in the committees and promote the development of technical capacities in human rights.

Pillar 2: The Corporate Responsibility to Respect Human Rights

Strand 2: Promotion of Corporate Due Diligence in the Field of Human Rights

Action Point 2.1 (pages 54-55)

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, through the General Directorate of International Economic Relations, will:

  • Promote human rights in the management of public funds to promote exports carried out by ProChile, through the progressive incorporation of analysis mechanisms helping to ensure that business enterprises having access to the tools offered by this entity respect human rights. Likewise, it will establish, if relevant, requirements about sustainability and respect for human rights, as criteria to choose the business enterprises participating in programmes to promote exports and corporate activities, including SMEs and micro SMEs.
  • Disclose to business enterprises who are members of ProChile the United Nations Guiding Principles, thus helping, in this was and as far as possible, to incorporate themĀ in their activities. It will do this through information available in the website, talks or sets of tools to strengthen their capabilities, and/or through the publication of handbooks containing the Guiding Principles or another suitable instrument, with special focus on information and training provided to SMEs.

Action Point 2.2 (p.71)

The Ministry of Economy, Development and Tourism will: …

  • Hold a working group meeting 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 the working groups, sector guides will be developed to evaluate compliance with human rights issues, with special emphasis on the management of supply chains. …
  • Subscribe in 2017 an agreement with a technical specialised body to develop a system to diagnose and measure the impact of small and medium size enterprises on human rights, through a digital tool of public access.
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