National Guidelines on Responsible Business Conduct
Who’s behind it? – Ministry of Corporate Affairs – Government of India (2019)
How can it help? – The Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA), Government of India, released a set of guidelines in 2011 called the National Voluntary Guidelines on the Social, Environmental and Economic Responsibilities of Business (NVGs). This was expected to provide guidance to businesses on what constitutes responsible business conduct. In order to align the NVGs with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the ‘Respect’ pillar of the United Nations Guiding Principles (UNGP) the process of revision of NVGs was started in 2015. After, revision and update, the new principles are called the National Guidelines on Responsible Business Conduct (NGRBC). As with the NVGs, the NGRBC has been designed to assist businesses to perform above and beyond the requirements of regulatory compliance.