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[PDF] National Action Plan on Business and Human Rights [Netherlands]

Author: Government of the Netherlands, Published on: 1 December 2013

Below, the Dutch government sets out existing policy, presents the results of the consultations on the Ruggie Framework and describes the additional steps it is taking or plans to take. The guiding principle is that businesses have a social responsibility to apply the same human rights norms both in the Netherlands and elsewhere...During the consultations, 50 representatives of the business community, civil society organisations and implementing organisations and other experts were asked for their ideas and viewpoints on implementation of the Ruggie Framework...This chapter presents the most significant results of the consultations, and the government response to them. The following five main points emerged: 1. An active role for the government 2. Policy coherence 3. Clarifying due diligence 4. Transparency and reporting 5. Scope for remedy...[Refers to ABN AMRO Bank, ABP Pension Fund, Aegon, Entrepreneurial Development Bank (FMO), ING Bank, Dutch Banking Association, Federation of Dutch Pension Funds, PFZW, Rabobank]

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Related companies: ABN Amro Aegon ING Rabobank