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Integrating Responsible Business Conduct in Public Procurement

Summary
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. 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
Table Of Contents
Intro -- Preface -- Foreword -- Acknowledgements -- Executive summary -- Key findings -- Key recommendations -- Part I Comparative Analysis: Uptake of Responsible Business Conduct in Public Procurement -- 1 Public Procurement - Supporting Responsible Business Conduct -- 1.1. Introduction -- 1.2. Evolution of public procurement practices and the link to RBC objectives -- 1.3. Political support and instruments to integrate RBC objectives into public procurement -- 1.4. Addressing adverse impacts in public procurement supply chains -- 1.5. Standards and tools to promote responsible supply chains -- 1.6. Public sector - leading by example -- 1.7. Summary of findings -- References -- 2 The Public Procurement Policy Environment and Responsible Business Conduct -- 2.1. Regulatory and strategic frameworks promoting RBC objectives in public procurement -- 2.1.1. Regulatory and strategic frameworks to incorporate RBC objectives in public procurement processes -- 2.1.2. Drivers for developing regulatory and strategic frameworks on RBC objectives -- 2.1.3. Engaging stakeholders when developing frameworks to boost RBC objectives through public procurement -- 2.1.4. Challenges in developing regulatory and strategic frameworks -- 2.2. RBC expectations beyond main contractors and subcontractors -- 2.2.1. How regulatory and strategic frameworks apply to subcontractors -- 2.2.2. How regulatory and strategic frameworks cover the full supply chain -- 2.2.3. Action taken against infringements on RBC standards -- 2.3. Government support for implementation -- 2.3.1. Mechanisms enhancing implementation of frameworks to pursue RBC objectives in public procurement -- 2.3.2. Monitoring and reporting frameworks for measuring uptake of RBC objectives -- 2.3.3. Sub-national uptake of RBC objectives in public procurement -- 2.4. Summary of findings -- References
Language
eng
Literary Form
non fiction
Copyright
Physical Description
1 online resource (162 pages)
Specific Material Designation
remote
Form Of Item
online
Isbn
9789264673540

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