• 30-January-2018

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    Responsible Supply Chains in the Garment and Footwear Sector

    In the wake of the collapse of the Rana Plaza garment factory in Bangladesh in 2013, initiatives to strengthen regulation of global supply chains in the textile and garment sector have multiplied. Tackling the issues involved requires sustained collaboration among industry, government, worker organisations and civil society. This project promotes such collaboration as well as the harmonisation of existing standards in the sector.

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  • 15-September-2017

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    Beer, conflict and compensation: Heineken-Congo agreement

    15 September 2017 - A complaint submitted in 2015 by former workers of Heineken’s subsidiary Bralima in the Democratic Republic of Congo was successfully resolved recently. This article by Roel Nieuwenkamp explains the circumstances and why this agreement is being hailed as historic.

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  • 8-August-2017

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    List of National Contact Points for the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises

    This list contains up-to-date contact details for National Contact Points for all countries adhering to the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises.

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  • 21-July-2017

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    Living up to expectations on responsible business conduct

    21 July 2017 - Recent noteworthy developments have created a new momentum on responsible business conduct worldwide, confirming the prominence of the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises and their in-built implementation mechanism, the National Contact Points. This article by Roel Nieuwenkamp looks at the expectations that come with this heightened recognition.

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  • 11-July-2017

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    Responsible business conduct country reviews

    As part of its work to implement the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises, the OECD produces country reports that examine the role of responsible business conduct in building healthy business environments.

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  • 7-July-2017

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    National Contact Points for the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises: Frequently Asked Questions

    What makes the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises unique? What are National Contact Points? How many cases have been handled by National Contact Points? This document answers some of the most-frequently asked questions relating to the National Contact Points tasked with helping to implement the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises and promote responsible business conduct.

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  • 3-July-2017

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    Alignment assessment of industry initiatives with the OECD Due Diligence Guidance for Responsible Mineral Supply Chains

    The OECD Due Diligence Guidance is being used as the basis and benchmark by many industry initiatives created to ensure the responsible sourcing of minerals. To gauge the coherence, effectiveness and credibility of these initiatives, the OECD is commissioning a report assessing the alignment of the industry programmes' standards, and implementation efforts with the OECD Due Diligence Guidance.

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  • 29-June-2017

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    OECD Global Forum on Responsible Business Conduct 2017

    I am delighted to open the 5th edition of the Global Forum on Responsible Business Conduct, and to welcome so many leaders and experts from all over the world, from the public and private sectors, international organisations and civil society.

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  • 29-June-2017

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    National Contact Point peer reviews

    During the 2011 update of the Guidelines, NCPs agreed to reinforce their joint peer learning activities, and in particular, those involving voluntary peer reviews.

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  • 29-June-2017

    English

    Abolish modern slavery!

    29 June 2017 - On the occasion of the 5th Global Forum on Responsible Business Conduct, Gabriela Ramos, OECD Chief of Staff and Sherpa to the G20, draws attention to the human rights abuse of modern slavery and makes a plea for reinforced international coordination and cooperation to help fight this unacceptable reality.

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