Taiwan – OECD National Contact Points

IV. The corporate responsibility to respect human rights

B. Actions taken

  • State encouragement of respect by business for international human rights standards (page 11)

‘The Taiwan government encourages businesses to engage in responsible business behavior, and has adopted internationally recognized corporate social responsibility standards, such as the UNGPs, the UN Global Compact, ILO Conventions and the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises.’

This information is also covered under Appendix 4: Overview of the implementation of the state duty to protect and the access to remedy, The state duty to respect, UNGP3, Actions taken (page 41).


C. Actions planned

  • Continue promoting dialogue and communication between businesses and stakeholders (page 14)

‘The Taiwan government will continue to promote dialogue and communication between businesses, government agencies, and civic groups to set up an effective platform for conducting sustained and regular dialogue and communication among themselves. […]For example, it will prepare multilingual publicity materials to familiarize businesses, interest groups, and NGOs in Taiwan with the UNGPs and the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises.’


Appendix 2: Concrete actions taken by Taiwan to ensure respect by businesses for human rights

  • In order to strengthen enterprises’ CSR implementation and enhance human rights awareness, the Taiwanese government and civil society have implemented a number of support measures, including the following (page 32)

‘The MOEA’s Department of Investment Services (DOIS) organizes CSR seminars each year to increase corporate understanding of the UNGPs and the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises.’