Peru National Action Plan on Business and Human Rights

Last updated: 7 December 2023

In 2018, Peru adhered to the OECD Council Recommendation on Due Diligence Guidance for Responsible Business Conduct (RBC). The National Contact Point (NCP) in Peru, under OECD Guidelines, is responsible for promoting and handling cases related to non-compliance with guidelines by multinational enterprises. 

The report evaluates Peru's progress in business and human rights, emphasizing the need for effective due diligence mechanisms. Recommendations are provided, addressing different sectors and company sizes. The state and the business sector have shown commitment, but challenges in implementing due diligence processes persist. 

Key findings include the need for training on corporate due diligence, gaps in the adoption of due diligence measures and the importance of incorporating a human rights approach in business activities. Specific issues are highlighted, such as gender equality, indigenous rights and challenges in the mining sector. 

The report concludes with strategic guidelines and objectives for the National Action Plan (NAP) on Business and Human Rights. It emphasizes the importance of regulatory actions, technical assistance to companies and the creation of guidelines for due diligence processes. The NAP aims to promote responsible business conduct, improve due diligence measures and address human rights violations in the corporate sphere. 

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