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12 Feb 2015

Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor, US Department of State

USA: Frequently asked questions on National Action Plan

"USG National Action Plan on Responsible Business Conduct", 12 Feb 2015

  • Q. Why is the USG doing this and what do you hope to accomplish with the NAP?
  • Q. What factors motivated the Administration to commit to developing a National Action Plan (NAP)?
  • Q: What will the NAP address?
  • Q. What topics will be included in the plan? What is on and off the table?
  • Q. What is the geographic scope of this exercise?
  • Q. Will the United States conduct a “National Baseline Assessment” (NBA) as part of this process?
  • Q. Which government agencies will be involved in this process?
  • Q. The U.S. NAP is on “responsible business conduct.” How will that differ from other NAPs that are focused on corporate social responsibility or business and human rights?
  • Q. Do you intend for this NAP to include legislative recommendations, and if so how will you engage Congress?
  • Q. How do you intend to address remedy issues?
  • Q. How do you intend to consult with stakeholders?
  • Q. If I can’t attend a consultation in person, how can I engage?
  • Q. Will you engage with foreign governments during this process and if so how?
  • Q. What happens once you publish the NAP?

Part of the following timelines

USA: First submissions to National Action Plan consultation

US Govt. holds final consultation for National Action Plan on business & human rights - submissions & commentary