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Research – International responsible business conduct

This evaluation deals with the Dutch policy on international responsible business conduct (IRBC). The government expects Dutch companies to adhere to the OECD guidelines. These guidelines require companies to identify and mitigate social risks in their value chain. The government uses various instruments to encourage companies to do so, such as the development of sector agreements and the use of IRBC conditions in private sector instruments.

Key question

What has Dutch IRBC policy, carried out between 2012 and 2018, achieved and what are the lessons for future policy?


Otto Genee
Martine de Groot

Alexander Otgaar - contact person