Responsible Business Conduct

At KIT Royal Tropical Institute, we help businesses and their partners to better understand and address the impacts of their operations across global value chains. We emphasise responsible business conduct (RBC) as a means for organisations to move beyond ‘doing no harm’ to proactively contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals.

Our work focuses on gender equality, human rights, child labor and securing a living income for people involved in global value chains. Strengthening sustainability standards and certifications is also key to our approach.

RBC is a societal obligation for all businesses – bearing in mind that their needs and capacity to effect change differ significantly. That is why we work explicitly with small and local entrepreneurs to strengthen their position in value chains, while supporting them to reduce social and environmental risks and improve working conditions. We support their capacity to do business, improve their access to markets and financial services, and facilitate the development of other enabling conditions, including institutions and infrastructure.

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