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ច្បាប់ គោលនយោបាយ និងគោលការណ៍ណែនាំ

Guide on Social Responsibility for Chinese International Contractors (Draft Revisions)

Scope of Application

Guidelines for contractors operating overseas.


Offers specific guidance to strengthen social responsibility governance, management, performance, and information disclosure.

General Key Points

Contractors should:

  • Observe host country laws and regulations, relevant Chinese regulations, and international best practices. 
  • Integrate social responsibility commitments with their own corporate purpose, vision, strategy, and culture.
    • Align social responsibility targets with their business development.
  • Establish employer-employee negotiation mechanisms in accordance with local laws and practices.
  • Develop carbon peak and carbon neutrality strategies.
    • Set out and implement scientific plans to achieve carbon reduction goals.
Key Points on Stakeholder Engagement

Contractors should:

  • Disclose decisions or activities that may significantly impact the local society, economy, and environment.
  • Improve the livelihoods of people in host countries and regions.
  • Integrate into local society by achieving mutual sustainable development.
  • Regularly disclose social responsibility information and performance, including corporate social responsibility (CSR) reports; environmental, social, and governance (ESG) reports; and sustainability reports.
  • Provide healthy and safe working and living conditions.
    • Minimize occupational health and safety (H&S) risks.
  • Offer training programs in project quality, health and safety, and environmental protection to workers.
  • Encourage workers to continue their education for academic qualifications.
  • Offer training and programs in language, law, culture, psychology, and other areas to Chinese workers to promote mutual respect, understanding, and exchange across cultures.
  • Strengthen communication and exchanges with local communities throughout the project life cycle.
  • Support and inform low-income groups, women, people with disabilities, and other vulnerable groups throughout each project.
  • Provide an open and transparent complaint procedure to communities.
  • Hire local laborers affected by projects.
    • Offer vocational training to local communities.
  • Respect and protect local culture and heritage.
  • Attend and support local cultural events.
  • Encourage workers to volunteer within communities to enhance communication.
Key Points on Environmental and Social Impact Assessment

Contractors should:

  • Integrate ESG considerations into their social responsibility processes.
  • Track their carbon footprint, save resources, and implement pollution control measures throughout the project life cycle.
  • Prepare pollution contingency plans.
  • Undertake environmental impact assessments (EIAs), due diligence, and other processes to prevent risks before project implementation begins.
  • Protect the environment and minimize adverse impacts.