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Integrating Responsible Business Conduct in Public Procurement

Society has become increasingly aware of environmental and human rights-related risks in global supply chains in recent years. Public procurement can make a positive contribution to economic, environmental and social progress. If not used strategically, though, people and the planet may face more negative impacts. Meanwhile, governments and businesses face calls to take greater responsibility for their purchasing decisions. Risk-based supply chain due diligence can help public buyers to boost responsible business behaviour through public procurement. This report takes stock of current practices integrating responsible business conduct (RBC) in public procurement and identifies possible avenues to increase the impact of public procurement strategies to promote responsible business conduct objectives. Based on a survey with both OECD Members and Adherents to OECD instruments on public procurement and RBC, it covers a wide geographical range and features data focused on responsible business conduct aspects in public procurement. The report encourages policy makers and practitioners in public procurement and RBC to collaborate with all relevant stakeholders, drawing on good practices from across policy areas.

Published on December 22, 2020

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Preface
Foreword
Executive summary
Comparative Analysis: Uptake of Responsible Business Conduct in Public Procurement4 chapters available
Public Procurement – Supporting Responsible Business Conduct
The Public Procurement Policy Environment and Responsible Business Conduct
Implementing RBC Objectives in Practice
Conclusions and Recommendations
Country fact-sheets33 chapters available
Australia
Belgium
Brazil
Canada
Chile
Costa Rica
Czech Republic
Denmark
Estonia
Finland
France
Germany
Hungary
Iceland
Israel
Italy
Japan
Korea
Latvia
Lithuania
Mexico
Netherlands
New Zealand
Norway
Peru
Poland
Portugal
Slovak Republic
Slovenia
Spain
Sweden
Switzerland
Ukraine
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