The OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises (2000 Revision)

The new text of the Guidelines contains far-reaching changes that reinforce the economic, social and environmental elements of the sustainable development agenda. The Guidelines are recommendations on responsible business conduct addressed by governments to multinational enterprises operating in or from the 33 adhering countries. The OECD Guidelines are the only multilaterally endorsed and comprehensive code that governments are committed to promoting. The Guidelines express the shared values of the governments of countries that are the source of most of the world's direct investment flows and home to most multinational enterprises. Download file
 


 

  • Human Rights, Alternative Dispute Resolution and the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises (2007)

    Recommendations for an effective dispute resolution mechanism that offers viable and legitimate outcomes for those with grievances, as well as for corporations.” This briefing note aims to inform the Workshop’s participants as to how one such dispute resolution mechanism – the “specific instances” facility available under the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises – has been used to look at various concrete questions regarding business and human rights in particular investment situations. Download file
     
  • CSR and Trade: Informing Consumers about Social and Environmental Conditions of Globalised Production (2007)
Focusing on consumer demands in OECD markets and voluntary initiatives taken in the private sector, this study investigates how consumers are informed about the social and environmental conditions under which products have been produced. Download file
 
  • OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises. Annual Meeting of the National Contact Points (June 2007)
Every year, the National Contact Points (NCPs) of the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises (“the Guidelines”) meet to review their experiences in performing and promoting the implementation of the Guidelines. They also engage in consultations with the Business Industry Advisory Committee (BIAC), the Trade Union Advisory Committee (TUAC), and with non-governmental organisations (NGO), notably OECD Watch, to seek their inputs on how to further enhance the effectiveness of the Guidelines. Additionally, a back-to-back roundtable with practitioners is organised to assist NCPs to better understand emerging issues and policy developments relevant to the Guidelines. This year‟s event took place on 18-20 June 2007. The Corporate Responsibility Roundtable was devoted to the financial sector and the role of the Guidelines. Download file
 
  • The OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises. Annual Meeting of the National Contact Points (June 2006)
The 2006 meeting of the National Contact Points (NCPs) of the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises (“the Guidelines”) gives NCPs an opportunity to take stock of their experiences during the sixth year of implementation since the June 2000 Review. Consultations with the Business Industry Advisory Committee (BIAC), the Trade Union Advisory Committee (TUAC), and with non-government organisations provided further inputs on Guidelines implementation. The 2006 Roundtable on Corporate Responsibility focused on a “Proactive Approach to the OECD Guidelines”. Download file
 
  • The OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises. Annual Meeting of the National Contact Points (June 2005)
The 2005 meeting of the National Contact Points (NCPs) of the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises (“the Guidelines”) gave NCPs an opportunity to take stock of their experiences during the fifth year of implementation since the June 2000 Review. Consultations with the Business Industry Advisory Committee (BIAC), the Trade Union Advisory Committee (TUAC), and with non-government organisations will provide further inputs on Guidelines implementation. The 2005 Roundtable on Corporate Responsibility focused on the OECD Guidelines and developing countries. Download file
 
  • The OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises. Annual Meeting of the National Contact Points (June 2004)
The 2004 meeting of the National Contact Points (NCPs) of the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises (“the Guidelines”) gave NCPs an opportunity to take stock of their experiences during the fourth year of implementation since the June 2000 Review. Consultations with the Business Industry Advisory Committee (BIAC), the Trade Union Advisory Committee (TUAC) and with non- governmental organisations (now joined in a more formal network) provided further inputs on Guidelines implementation. The 2004 Roundtable on Corporate Responsibility focused on responsible environmental management. Download file
 
  • The OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises. A Key Corporate Responsibility Instrument (June 2003)
The OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises contain voluntary principles and standards for responsible business conduct in such areas as human rights, disclosure of information, anti-corruption, taxation, labour relations, environment, and consumer protection. They aim to promote the positive contributions multinational enterprises can make to economic, environmental and social progress. Download file
 
  • The OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises: Annual Report 2002. Focus on Responsible Supply Chain Management
This report on the Guidelines describes what governments have done to live up to this commitment over the period June 2001-June 2002. It also provides an overview of the challenges of responsible supply chain management based on contributions from the business, trade union and NGO communities. Download file
 
  • The OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises: Annual Report 2001. Special Focus: Global Instruments for Corporate Responsibility
This book provides an account of what governments have been doing to enhance the contribution of the Guidelines to the improved functioning of the global economy. It also provides a comparative analysis and comments by the business, labour and NGO communities on the complementarities and differences between the Guidelines and other global instruments for corporate responsibility (eg. UN Global Compact, Global Reporting Initiative). Download file
 
  • The OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises and Other Corporate Responsibility Instruments: A Comparison (2001)
This paper examines the similarities and differences between the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises and six other global instruments for corporate responsibility. Download file

 


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