In order to promote the effective observance of the Guidelines, the OECD has developed sectoral guidelines which aim to help enterprises identify and respond to risks of adverse impacts associated with particular sectors. These projects do not aim to create any new responsibilities or recommendations in addition to those in the Guidelines.

Extractive sector

This guidance for practitioners in the mining, oil and gas industries addresses the challenges raised when engaging with stakeholders.

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Mineral supply chains

This due diligence guidance helps companies respect human rights and avoid contributing to conflict through their mineral purchasing decisions.

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Agricultural supply chains

This OECD/UN FAO guidance helps enterprises observe standards of responsible business conduct in the agricultural supply chain.

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Garment supply chains

This guidance helps brands and retailers observe standards of responsible business conduct in garment and footwear supply chains.

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Financial Sector

This paper highlights key considerations for institutional investors in carrying out due diligence to identify and respond to environmental and social risks. 

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