OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises

The OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises are recommendations addressed by governments to multinational enterprises operating in or from adhering countries. They provide non-binding principles and standards for responsible business conduct in a global context consistent with applicable laws and internationally recognised standards. The Guidelines are the only multilaterally agreed and comprehensive code of responsible business conduct that governments have committed to promoting. 


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Due diligence guidance

Due diligence guidance 2018

This guidance provides practical support to enterprises on the implementation of the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises.



Due diligence guidance by sector


The OECD Due Di‌ligence Guidance provides detailed recommendations to help companies respect and avoid contributing to conflict through their mineral purchasing decisions and practices.



This guidance provides a practical framework for identifying and managing risks with regard to stakeholder engagement activities.


Garment and Footwear

This guidance supports a common understanding of due diligence and responsible supply chain management in the garment and footwear sector.




The OECD and the UN FAO have developed guidance to help enterprises observe standards of responsible business conduct in the agricultural supply chain.


Institutional Investors

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


Child Labour

These Practical Actions aim to help companies identify and address the worst forms of child labour in their mineral supply chain