Responsible Business Conduct

Guidance and Support for Responsible Business

The Responsible Business Conduct (RBC) team provides guidance, promotion and support for responsible business practices, engaging the private sector, labor groups, non-governmental organizations, and other governments. The RBC team also manages the Advisory Committee on International Economic Policy (ACIEP) and the Secretary of State’s annual Award for Corporate Excellence (ACE) program, and leads the Department’s efforts on the National Action Plan on Responsible Business Conduct. The team also houses the U.S. National Contact Point, the U.S. government obligation to provide a mechanism for the resolution of disputes arising under the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises. To learn more, check out our RBC factsheet» [Get Acrobat Reader PDF version]

U.S. NCP Peer Review

The U.S. National Contact Point will undertake a Peer Review September 28-29, 2017, to assess how the NCP process is working in practice and how its helping to promote responsible business conduct within the United States. More»

U.S. National Action Plan on Responsible Business Conduct

In September 2014 the United States committed to creating a National Action Plan in order to promote and incentivize responsible business conduct. Following a thorough two year process that included consultations with stakeholders from around the country, as well as significant coordination among over a dozen federal agencies, the United States has published its first National Action Plan on Responsible Business Conduct (RBC). More»

launch of the first NATIONAL ACTION PLAN

On December 16, 2016, the U.S. government launched the first National Action Plan on RBC. The NAP reflects the government's commitment to promoting human rights and fighting corruption through partnerships with domestic and international stakeholders. An important part of this commitment includes encouraging companies to embrace high standards for responsible business conduct.

Date: 06/16/2016 Description: In this USOECD video, Melike Yetken and Alan Krill from the Department of State explain how the OECD and the United States are working together to promote responsible business conduct. - State Dept Image Responsible Business Conduct
In this USOECD video, Melike Yetken and Alan Krill from the Department of State explain how the OECD and the United States are working together to promote responsible business conduct.