Fifteen years after the creation of National Contact Points as a means to improve the implementation of the Guidelines, the OECD has conducted an analysis of the functioning and performance of the National Contact Points.
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Quantifying the Costs, Benefits and Risks of Due Diligence for Responsible Business Conduct: Framework and Assessment Tool for Companies
This report presents the results of an OECD/SIPA research project on the development of a framework and assessment tool to measure the costs and benefits of due diligence for businesses using the OECD’s due diligence framework as a basis.
The 4th Global Forum on Responsible Business Conduct (RBC) sought to strengthen international dialogue on RBC and contribute to the effective implementation of the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises.
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This note describes work undertaken by the OECD to support the implementation of the 2015 G7 Leaders’ Declaration in the area of responsible business conduct. Four areas of action are covered: outreach on responsible business conduct (RBC) standards to other countries; development of guidance for supply chain due diligence; monitoring of multi-stakeholder initiatives; and strengthening National Contact Points.
Four decades after their adoption, the OECD’s Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises have never been more relevant to ensuring that businesses behave responsibly, wherever they operate.
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The ASM FAQ booklet provides practical guidance and answers frequently asked questions relating to sourcing gold from artisanal and small-scale mining globally.
10-12 May, Paris: The 2016 forum focused on compliance and implementation of the OECD Due Diligence Guidance, including how to maximise the positive impacts on livelihoods through due diligence; viable options for trade in artisanal and small-scale mined gold; and identifying and preventing the worst forms of child labour in the mineral supply chain.
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This report is the first of a series of assessments on Colombian gold supply chains and aims to develop an initial approach and analysis for how risks outlined in Annex II of the OECD Due Diligence Guidance for Responsible Supply Chains of Minerals from Conflict-Affected and High-Risk Areas are relevant in the Colombian context.
11 March, Paris, France: This high-level launch event included a panel discussion that addressed the potential impacts of companies operating in agricultural supply chains on human, labour and tenure rights.
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This document contains the agreed text of the Due Diligence Guidance for Meaningful Stakeholder Engagement in the Extractive Sector. It is intended to provide practical guidance to mining, oil and gas enterprises in addressing the challenges related to stakeholder engagement.