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1 Mar 2017

Intl. Corporate Accountability Roundtable (ICAR)

USA: Intl. Corporate Accountability Roundtable releases assessment of Natl. Action Plan on Responsible Business Conduct

"ICAR releases assessment of U.S. National Action Plan on Responsible Business Conduct", Mar 2017

The following assessment reveals that while the U.S. NAP presents a thorough overview of existing federal policies and government expectations around the conduct of U.S. companies abroad, there are a number of shortcomings in relation to both the drafting process and the strength of the content of the NAP. The plan fails to adequately address many of the concerns raised by civil society and labor organizations during the consultation process. Additionally, it falls short of providing bold new actions to address the challenges posed by business activity on human rights and prioritizes addressing business conduct occurring abroad over domestic business practices.