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G7 labour ministers commit to promoting responsible business conduct in global supply chains

Author: French G7 Presidency, Published on: 11 June 2019

'G7 Social Communiqué', 7 June 2019

[W]e, G7 Labour and Employment Ministers and the EU Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs, Skills and Labour Mobility, met in Paris on 6 and 7 June 2019 for the G7 Social...

Recognizing that businesses and multinational enterprises are key actors of globalization and play an instrumental role in promoting decent work, we have... made the following Commitments to Promote Responsible Business Conduct in Global Supply Chains...

We acknowledge that G7 governments have a crucial role to play in engaging all actors to work towards achieving sustainability, inclusiveness and decent work in global supply chains...

Governments should also consider RBC [responsible business conduct] practices in their role as economic actors through public procurement, export credits and international cooperation financing and... as owners of enterprises.

We call upon businesses operating in and from G7 territories to identify, address and mitigate any adverse effects on people, the environment and society of their operations, products and services. For this purpose, we commit to promoting the MNE Declaration, the OECD Guidelines, including the OECD Due Diligence Guidance for Responsible Business Conduct, and the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights. We will support their implementation, through measures which may include incentives, enabling policies or regulation...

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