• 30-January-2018


    2018 OECD Forum on Due Diligence in the Garment and Footwear Sector

    30-31 January 2018 -Participants at the Forum reviewed progress on the implementation of the Due Diligence Guidance, addressed emerging risks in the sector and shared learnings on implementation of the due diligence guidance across geographies.

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  • 30-January-2018

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    OECD-China National Textile and Apparel Council (CNTAC) Memorandum of Understanding (MOU)

    Signed on 30 January 2018, the OECD-China National Textile and Apparel Council (CNTAC) Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) sets out a commitment to intensify co-operation to promote responsible business in global textile and apparel supply chains.

  • 15-December-2017


    Sport, corruption and responsible business conduct

    Significant corruption, labour, human rights and environmental risks are associated with the organisation of large sporting events. The OECD has instruments and expertise in implementation of complex projects can help host governments, event organisers and their business partners ensure that the world of sport remains associated with the traditional values of excellence and fair play.

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  • 7-December-2017

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    OECD Workshop on corporate disclosure and responsible business conduct

    7 December 2017, Paris - This workshop addressed the growing demand for transparency and information on how companies deal with human rights, environmental, social and other "non-financial" issues with a particular focus on how companies are identifying and addressing impacts in their supply chains.

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  • 17-November-2017

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    Due diligence in Colombia’s gold supply chain: Gold mining in South West Colombia

    This report is part of a series of assessments on Colombian gold supply chains and the OECD Due Diligence Guidance for Responsible Supply Chains of Minerals from Conflict-Affected and High-Risk Areas in the Colombian context. It analyses conditions of mineral extraction and related risks in the region of South West Colombia.

  • 18-October-2017

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    Terrorism, corruption and the criminal exploitation of natural resources

    Terrorists use corruption to both finance and perpetrate terrorism. This brochure looks how corruption and the criminal exploitation of natural resources facilitate terrorism. It outlines how, in these areas, the OECD can help the international community respond to the threat caused by terrorism and identifies potential further work by the OECD.

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  • 15-September-2017


    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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  • 21-July-2017


    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


    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 RBC: 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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