The Lithuanian NAP makes reference to policy coherence in a number of specific contexts.
Objective 1: ensuring State’s duty to protect, defend and respect human rights
B. Anticorruption measures [page 2]
1. “Effective implementation of coordinated anti-corruption policy. The aim is to ensure proactive and effective fight against corruption, thus reducing the overall scope of corruption.”
Objective 2: promoting corporate responsibility and respect in the field of business and human rights [page 5]
“According to [The Commission’s Communication on the renewed EU strategy 2011-14 for Corporate Social Responsibility], it is expected that all European enterprises should make a commitment to respect human rights as defined in the UN Guiding Principles, and that EU Member States are encouraged to develop national action plans for the implementation of the UN Guiding Principles. Paragraph 4.8.2 ‘Implementing the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights’ of the Communication on CSR strategy points out a particular need for improving coherence of EU policies on business and human rights. It also recognizes that a better implementation of the UN Guiding Principles would contribute to EU objectives regarding specific human rights.
[The Commission’s Communication on the renewed EU strategy 2011-14 for Corporate Social Responsibility] is an important initiative towards the promotion of the CSR across the EU and internationally, harmonization of existing rules and development of new rules in this field. Lithuania supports the aim to encourage as many as possible companies to act responsibly and to set out clear goals for 2015-2020. The priority in the field of CSR should be given to the awareness-raising and best practice exchange; support to various initiatives; cooperation with Member States; education; cooperation between organisations, CSR capacity development across businesses. Proper implementation of the relevant measures could strengthen the integrated approach to the promotion of CSR and contribute to the exchange of best practices and collaboration.”
A. Implemented and on-going measures for the development of CSR in Lithuania [page 6]
2. “National Programme for the Development of CSR. The Lithuanian National Programme for the Development of Corporate Social Responsibility for 2009-2013 … provides for key public policies related to the consistent, purposeful and integrated approach of the State towards the CSR …
The development of CSR-conducive legal and institutional environment has resulted in simplified structure for the coordination of the development of corporate social responsibility and the management of an effective institutional cooperation (by revoking the governmental CSR Development Commission previously required under the CSR Programme), streamlining the quantitative criteria for the assessment of the implementation of the tasks provided for in the CSR Programme, and the decision by the Minister of Social Security and Labour to set up a Committee to monitor the implementation of the National Programme for the Development of Corporate Social Responsibility (hereinafter refe1Ted to as the CSR Committee), which had to oversee the implementation of the National Programme for the Development of Corporate Social Responsibility for 2009-2013.”