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Peru: OECD programme on Responsible Business Conduct

“Responsible Business Conduct Country Fact Sheet Peru”- 2019

…The OECD, in partnership with the International Labour Organisation (ILO), the Office of the  United  Nations  High  Commissioner  for  Human  Rights  (OHCHR),  and  the  European  Union  (EU),  has  launched  a  four-year  programme  (2019-2022)  to  promote  and  enable  Responsible  Business  Conduct  in  Latin  America  and  the  Caribbean  (RBC  LAC)  in  nine  partner  countries  (Argentina,  Brazil,  Chile,  Colombia,  Costa  Rica,  Ecuador,  Mexico,  Panama  and  Peru).  Under  this  programme,  the  OECD  will  contribute  its  expertise  on  Responsible Business Conduct to strengthen government policies for RBC, help business to conduct due diligence in priority sectors, and strengthen access to remedy by reinforcing National Contact Points for RBC (NCPs). This note provides background information and data  on  Peru’s  trade  and  investment  situation,  with  a  focus  on  the  agriculture  and  mining/extractives sectors… Peru   is   an   upper   middle-income   economy   with   a   good track   record   in   bringing socioeconomic  progress and  well-being  for  its  citizens.  Some  vulnerabilities  remain,  particularly  the  reliance of  the  economy  on natural  resources  (and  related  industries) to sustain growth and integration in global trade…