Welcome to MY Orange RBC Working Group.
Launched on 18 April 2023, this Working Group (WG) provides an open space for knowledge sharing on best responsible practices, potential supply chain risks, and overall experiences with sustainability measures.
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WHAT IS RESPONSIBLE BUSINESS CONDUCT (RBC)?
The Dutch government expects companies to ensure that the production of goods and the provision of services and other business activities are carried out sustainably and with respect for human rights, labor rights, and the environment. This is called Responsible Business Conduct (RBC), and is expected not only within the Netherlands, but also when doing business abroad.
The Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands and MDBC promote and support this among the Dutch – Malaysian business community. Recently, questions have been rising within the community on what this means for them and how to put this into practice. With potential Dutch and EU due diligence legislations upcoming, this inaugural edition in a series of events will dive deeper into the best actions to undertake when preparing for these requirements, what challenges can arise when doing so, and what risks this may entail.
“Assessing & addressing risks throughout your supply chain can be a daunting task. Together with MDBC, we are ready to work with you and facilitate the sharing of challenges and lessons learned in this exciting new working group.” – Machiel van Stralen (Deputy Head Economic Department, Netherlands Embassy)
“We encourage all our member – companies to keep informed on RBC developments, attend the informative activities and, where appropriate, join the Working Group!” – Marco Winter (Executive Director, MDBC)
MY Orange RBC Working Group
- Are you a company active in Malaysia and looking to improve your work on RBC?
- Are you struggling with establishing the right due diligence strategy or do you have best practices to share?
If so, the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands and MDBC invite you to share your challenges or success stories in our new MY Orange RBC Working Group, helping to provide an open space for knowledge sharing on best responsible practices, potential supply chain risks, and overall experiences with sustainability measures.
Through interactive meetings, the WG will offer a platform for joint – learning through B2B knowledge exchange and informative sessions on the expectations set by the Dutch government on responsible business practices. The aim is to provide information on potential Dutch and EU due diligence legislations and initiatives, as well as on possible support by Malaysian authorities, to facilitate Dutch – Malaysian sustainable collaboration.
The WG is open for Dutch companies active in Malaysia, or Malaysian companies linked through trade, investment, and / or supply chain with the Netherlands. Companies taking part should be willing to actively participate by sharing experiences with sustainability and due diligence measures as well as knowledge on responsible business practices.
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