Training package on Responsible Business Practice

Training package on Responsible Business Practice

April 21, 2024

This training package is designed to provide a toolkit (including both contents and methods) to train businesses in Viet Nam and beyond on the fundamental knowledge of responsible business – the global mega trend and standards of doing business in a way that generates Profit and respects People and our Planet. The awareness raising on RBP is in light of the National Action Plan on RBP adopted by the Government of Viet Nam (Decision 843/QD-TTg dated on 14 July 2023).

The training package consists of the following components: 

General introduction 

Training manual

Presentation slides:

Group-activity exercises:

Group activity 1; Group activity 2; Group activity 3

Warm-up games:

Warm-up game for day 1; Warm-up game for day 2

Registration and evaluation forms:

Registration form; Evaluation form

Working sheet: template

Reference resources of the training package:

  1. UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights
  2. OECD Due Diligence Guidance for Responsible Business Conduct
  3. The International Labour Organization's Fundamental Conventions
  4. UNDP RBAP Human Rights Due Diligence Training Facilitation Guide 2021
  5. GCNN - OXFAM Business Respect Human Rights 
  6. Japan-NAP on Business and Human Rights 2020 -2025 
  7. Japan NAP on Business and Human Rights
  8. Japan - Guidelines on Respecting Human Rights in Responsible Supply Chains
  9. MOFA A Compilation of Case Studies on B+HRs

Recommended materials for further integration of responsible business practices:

  1. MOJ-UNDP Preliminary Assessment of the Regulatory Framework on Responsible Business Practice in Viet Nam
  2. RBAP 2020 Human Rights Due Diligence and COVID-19: A Rapid Self-Assesment for Business
  3. UNGC A Guide for Business How to Develop a Human Rights Policy 2nd Edition
  4. Good Business: The Economic Case for Protecting Human Rights
  5. A Guide for Integrating Human Rights into Business Management
  6. WBCSD CEO Guide to Human Rights

The target learners of this training package could be CEOs, management and executive leadership of departments managing business/ human resources/ supply chains, sustainability/ corporate social responsibility/ risk management/ legal and compliance, business students, future business leaders and business associations.  

The training courses delivered under the framework detailed in this package facilitate the understanding of the concepts of responsible business, UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs) as well as steps and practices of conducting Human Rights Due Diligence (HRDD). This is the starting point for businesses to initiate their own strategies and actions, not only doing business responsibly but also complying with various standards such as responsible business conduct (RBC), sustainability due diligence and environmental, social and governance (ESG). 

The training package was developed through the collaboration of experts from UNDP Viet Nam and the National Economics University (NEU) within the framework of the project “Promoting Responsible Business Conduct with a particular focus on promoting human rights due diligence in global supply chains and leveraging the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs) for a just recovery”.