Promoting Responsible Business Conduct: The US Government’s 2024 Action Plan

National Action Plan on Responsible Business Conduct Unveiled by State Department

The State Department has recently announced the U.S. government’s 2024 National Action Plan on Responsible Business Conduct. This plan is a showcase of the government’s dedication to promoting green energy, human rights, countering corruption, technology usage, protecting human rights defenders, and advancing gender equality.

The main focus areas of this plan include the creation of a federal advisory committee on responsible business conduct and enhancing respect for human rights in federal procurement policies. Additionally, the plan emphasizes the importance of businesses conducting human rights due diligence across their value chains following international standards.

In order to strengthen responsible business conduct, the State Department will collaborate with various stakeholders such as the private sector, academia, civil society and other organizations through the advisory committee. The Department of Defense will also review the possibility of requiring or encouraging membership in the International Code of Conduct Association for Private Security Providers’ Association for vendors in another focus area.

By implementing these priorities and strategies outlined in the plan, the U.S. government aims to promote responsible business conduct and uphold ethical practices within the business sector.

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