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National Action Plan for the implementation of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights

Finland Current 2014

Key aims for the action plan are the legislative support, definition of the due diligence obligation, and the application of social criteria in public procurement. Encourage companies to publish the non-financial data on the social and environmental impact of their activities.

Issuer name

Ministry of Employment and the Economy

Government ministry


More information

The Ministry of Employment and the Economy and the Ministry of Environment are involved in organizing the annual competition for reporting on CSR. International information on the content of companies’ responsibility reports is available in a database maintained by GRI. The Finnish corporate responsibility network FIBS acts as a partner of GRI to register responsibility reports. The document includes a clear reference to OECD guidelines.

Organizations covered by the instrument

All Companies

Target organization notes

Companies who participate in public procurement

Industry scope

All/none specified

Disclosure venue

Sustainability report

ESG coverage- S (Social)

Human Rights

ESG coverage- G (Governance)

Accountability, Anti-Corruption and Anti-Competitive Behaviour

ESG coverage- Eco (Economic & General)

Procurement and Supply Chain Management







Date of publication


Issuer type

Governments (governmental department, agency)

Reporting requirements

Other e.g. action plan, strategy, programme, voluntary initiative

Mandatory or voluntary


The geographical scope


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