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  • Objective 8 (p. 8):

 “Contribute to the execution of due diligence as the enterprises’ management process and base for responsible investment in Colombia.”

  • Action point 2.2 (p. 12):

 “The Colombia Compra Eficiente agency will adjust the current public procurement system to comply with such criteria as for respect for human rights, by including them in their objectives and including measures to make sure that suppliers execute the human rights due diligence.”

  • La línea V del Plan está completamente a la debida diligencia en Derechos Humanos:
    • Action point 5.1 (p. 16):
      “The Working Group will coordinate the preparation of a guide intended to define what executing due diligence means; what the practice is, particularly applied to the high risk business activity sectors.”
    • Action point 5.2 (p. 16):
      “The State entities with the highest procurement volume will determine and implement due diligence mechanisms in their own procurement processes.”
    • Action point 5.3 (p. 16):
      “Promote the implementation of the United Nations Guiding Principles and other international standards on business and human rights by the trades and the enterprises part thereof, so they may adopt human rights policies. Thus, during the first year of the execution of this Plan, the Council to the President for Human Rights will convene high level meetings with the trades to determine the inclusion goals in the multi-actor initiatives and human rights performance follow-up mechanisms. These actions must be coordinated with the entities of the Working Group, especially with the Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Tourism and in cooperation with the Post-Conflict Directorate.”
    • Action point 5.6 (p. 17):
      “The Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Tourism will promote the business efforts to adjust their policies to the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises, for which purposes it will assess, within six month from the execution of this Plan, its strategy to disseminate the Guidelines so as to make them widely known.”
    • Action point 5.7 (p. 17):
      “The Working Group will assess and analyze the best ways for enterprises to include the reporting of the human rights due diligence in their Sustainability Reports or rendering of accounts. Such assessment will be carried out within the year following the launching of this Plan and accompanied by the several sectors.”
  • Action Point VII is dedicated to the State’s promotion and support for implementation of due diligence procedures in business enterprises:
    • Action point 7.1 (p. 19):
      “The Working Group, advised by the Expert Committee, will encourage discussion fora to determine the best ways for enterprises to establish easy-to-access, transparent and effective complaint and claims offices or mechanisms for prevention and mitigation and remedy of adverse human rights effects as may be caused by their activities.”
    • Action point 7.2 (p. 19):
      “The Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Tourism will encourage large enterprises to foster and boost their human rights support and guidance efforts for such SME they have business relationships with.”
    • Action point 7.4 (p. 19):
      “The Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Tourism will encourage business enterprises to foster talks with consumers.”
    • Action point 7.6 (p. 19):
      “The Working Group will tend towards enterprises, through their complaint offices, receiving and diligently managing the citizen and community claims, as considered to be affected by the adverse effects caused by their operations.”
    • Action point 7.7 (p. 20):
      “The Working Group, advised by the Expert Commission, will encourage companies to have follow-up strategies in place to know about the progress and follow-up to the mitigation of adverse impacts caused by the development of business activities.”
    • Action point 7.8 (p. 20):
      “The Working Group, advised by the Expert Commission, will encourage business enterprises to assess their risks and impacts on people and the environment as a result of their operation.”
  • Action point 8.1 (p. 20):

“The Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Tourism will design a differentiated incentive strategy for large, medium and small enterprises with the purpose of having them to implement human rights policies involving:

  • Public commitment
  • Due diligence procedure
  • Result verification mechanism”
  • Action point 9.2 (p. 22):

“The Corporate Social Responsibility programs are to foster productivity in the areas of influence of their projects to generate the development and economic empowerment of communities under the due diligence and respect for human rights principle.”

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