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Introduction

Responsible business conduct and human rights with regards to OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises [page 6]:

The OECD takes a slightly broader approach to RBC, with a clear focus on the investment context, respect for human rights, protection of consumer rights, and due diligence in business. The principles of responsible business conduct were formulated in the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises in 1976, which were subsequently updated several times. In 2011, the scope of the OECD Guidelines was expanded to also include business relationships in the supply chain, introducing the concept of due diligence on the basis of risk assessment, with the addition of a chapter on human rights.

Pillar II: The corporate responsibility to respect human rights

2. Dialogue and Exchange of Knowledge and Experience in Implementing CSR, the NAP states [page 30]:

There are four categories of corporate activities that relate to corporate social responsibility: corporate governance, employees, the environment, and the product. The activities conducted within these categories may include: (…) a responsible approach to the supply chain, including to the extraction and transport of raw materials, production and transport of intermediates, responsible investments, stakeholder dialogue, and consumer education.

Implementation of the National Action Plan

1. Education [page 53] 

The public administration’s role in implementing responsible business conduct includes creating favourable conditions for shaping appropriate forms of cooperation that facilitate making a voluntary commitment to responsible development and social responsibility. Education and wide dissemination of RBC standards is an important element in this respect, including responsible supply chains and respect for human rights. These actions should be addressed both at direct producers and companies in the supply chain as well as consumers.

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