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National Action Plan

Implementation of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights

Given our prominent share in the globalization process, G7 coun-tries have an important role to play in promoting labour rights, de-cent working conditions and environmental protection in global sup-ply chains. We will strive for better application of internationally rec-ognized labour, social and environmental standards, principles and commitments (in particular UN, OECD, ILO and applicable environ-mental agreements) in global supply chains. We will engage with other countries, for example within the G20, to that end.

We strongly support the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights and welcome the efforts to set up substantive Na-tional Action Plans. In line with the UN Guiding Principles, we urge private sector implementation of human rights due diligence. We will take action to promote better working conditions by increasing transparency, promoting identification and prevention of risks and strengthening grievance mechanisms. We recognize the joint re-sponsibility of governments and business to foster sustainable sup-ply chains and encourage best practices.

(…) To promote safe and sustainable supply chains, we will increase our support to help SMEs develop a common understanding of due diligence and responsible supply chain management.

(Excerpt from the Leaders’ Declaration adopted at the conclusion of the 2015 G7 Summit: Global Economy – Responsible Supply Chains)