Obama’s Parting Words on Responsible Business Conduct: A Challenge to the Incoming Administration
ICAR calls on the incoming Trump Administration to extend upon the precedents established in the National Action Plan and on all stakeholders to work together to build upon the commitments made by the Obama Administration. The International Corporate Accountability Roundtable (ICAR) welcomes the release of the U.S. National Action Plan... The release of the National Action Plan comes during a time of growing concern over corporate influence on government... “The National Action Plan creates a starting point from which to address responsible business conduct...,” said Amol Mehra, Director of ICAR.
“Yet, the National Action Plan fails to adequately address many of the concerns raised by civil society and labor organizations. Much remains to be done to ensure that U.S. corporations are not committing or linked to human rights abuses both at home and abroad,” Mehra said... [He added,] “We call on President-elect Trump to implement the laws and policies contained in the National Action Plan in a steadfast and non-partisan way, and call on all stakeholders to work together to deepen and extend responsible business conduct as a norm rather than an exception beyond the National Action Plan.”