U.S. National Action Plan on Responsible Business Conduct
"Because one of the things that we have come to understand is that in order to create successful entrepreneurs, the government also has a role in creating the transparency, and the rule of law, and the ease of doing business, and the anti-corruption agenda that creates a platform for people to succeed”
--President Obama at the Global Entrepreneurship Summit
July 25, 2015, Nairobi, Kenya
In September 2014 President Obama announced that the United States would create a National Action Plan in order to promote and incentivize responsible business conduct. Following a thorough two year process that included consultations with stakeholders from around the country, as well as significant coordination among over a dozen federal agencies, the United States has published its first National Action Plan on Responsible Business Conduct (RBC).
Over the past eight years, the administration has taken a number of steps to promote fair play, the rule of law, and high standards for global commerce. Moreover, many U.S. companies are recognized as global leaders in bringing shared value and acting responsibility in the communities where they do business.
This National Action Plan provides a framework by which the government will continue and, indeed, increase our commitment to coordinate on and clearly articulate policies that seek to further promote responsible business conduct, and work with partners in the private sector, as well as other stakeholders, to continuously build on that progress.
Responsible Business Conduct: First National Action Plan for the United States of America [ PDF version ]
12/16/16 White House Fact Sheet: National Action Plan on Responsible Business Conduct