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National Action Plan on Responsible Business Conduct Unveiled by State Department


Mar 26, 2024

The U.S. government’s 2024 National Action Plan on Responsible Business Conduct has been announced by the State Department, showcasing its dedication to promoting green energy, human rights, countering corruption, technology usage, protecting human rights defenders, and advancing gender equality. This plan has four main focus areas, including the creation of a federal advisory committee on responsible business conduct, enhancing respect for human rights in federal procurement policies, improving access to remedy, and providing resources to businesses.

In the first priority focus area, the State Department will collaborate with the private sector, academia, civil society, and other stakeholders through the advisory committee to strengthen responsible business conduct. The second focus area involves the Department of Defense reviewing the possibility of requiring or encouraging membership in the International Code of Conduct Association for Private Security Providers’ Association for vendors.

Additionally, the plan emphasizes the importance of businesses conducting human rights due diligence across their value chains following international standards. By implementing these priorities and strategies outlined in the plan, the U.S. government aims to promote responsible business conduct and uphold ethical practices within the business sector.

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