Skip to content

Italy

B. Operational Principles

[page 13]

The Italian Government is strongly committed to the protection of human rights and to prevent and redress abuses committed by companies and therefore: … ii) provides effective guidance to business through policy measures and promotion and participation to multi-stakeholder initiatives; …

CHILDREN’S RIGHTS

[page 18]

With regard to children, the Ministries for Economic Development and Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation supported the launch in June 2015 of the UNICEF Business Lab Project. The project is aimed at helping companies identify risks and integrate children rights in their own due diligence and management practices…

RESPONSIBLE BUSINESS CONDUCT AND OECD DUE DILIGENCE PRACTICES

[page 18]

… Since the 2011 review of the OECD Guidelines, the NCP developed tools to make international standards operational especially for SMEs such as the “Due Diligence Guidance for SMEs” and activities for awareness raising and pilot projects involving large companies and SMEs with the aim of spurring a proactive responsible supply chain management through training, information and assistance…

… Such activities at national level are accompanied by active participation to the OECD proactive Agenda projects, such as the “OECD Sector Project on Responsible Supply Chains in the Textile and Garment Sector” and other EU and international initiatives. Other OECD guidance for due diligence are promoted among companies such as the “OECD-FAO Guidance for Responsible Agricultural Supply Chain” and the OECD Due Diligence Guidance for Responsible Supply Chains of Minerals from Conflictaffected
and High-Risk Areas.

Planned Measures

[page 19-20]

  • Providing guidance to Italian enterprises abroad through the diplomatic and consular network for the dissemination of UNGPs and the SDGs; the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation will develop a strategy to implement this process along actions of advocacy, watchdog activities and match making among enterprises;

  • Produce effective guidance for companies (with special focus on SMEs) including at sector level and disseminate Guidance tools developed by the OECD, EU and other international organisations;

Planned Measures

[page 23]

  • Further promote the knowledge of the OECD due diligence guidance ‘Risk Awareness Tool for Multinational Enterprises in Weak Governance Zones’ and ‘Due Diligence Guidance for Responsible Supply Chains of Minerals from Conflict-Affected and High- Risk Areas’, encouraging and supporting SMEs to follow as well this guidance tools;

Italy’s Updated NAP

IRREGULAR WORK AND AGRICOLTURAL SECTOR

(page 14)

A Decree of the Ministry of Agricultural, Food and Forestry Policies has established a special agency to apply and promote this legislation [The Law 141/2015], the “Osservatorio Nazionale sull’agricoltura sociale”. The agency, with functions of monitoring and identification of training and promotion programmes in the field of social agriculture, has equal representation of State and Regions in its composition and its members are relevant personalities in the agricultural and social sectors.

RESPONSIBLE BUSINESS CONDUCT AND OECD DUE DILIGENCE PRACTICES

(page 17-18)

… activities at national level are accompanied by active participation to the OECD proactive Agenda projects, aimed at the adoption, through a multi-stakeholder process, of sectoral and general due diligence guidance, such as “OECD Due Diligence Guidance for Responsible Business Conduct”, launched on May, 31 2018. The general guide represents a reference instrument for companies in the implementations of Guiding Principles.

PLANNED MEASURES

(page 26)

46. Support and promote in a multi-stakeholder framework the Guidelines on Business and Human Rights Defenders expected to be issued in 2018;

Scroll To Top