Guidelines for multinational enterprises

Informal ministerial meeting on responsible business conduct

 

26 June 2014 - OECD Conference Centre, Paris, France

 

Ministerial communiqué by participants at the informal ministerial meeting on responsible business conduct‌ | version française

  

Welcomed by the OECD Secretary-General, more than 60 ministers and high-level participants met to address how to integrate principles of responsible business conduct throughout government policies to protect internationally recognised fundamental rights and to ensure good governance, fair regulations, and transparency.

 

Ministers discussed how to work toward a global level-playing field, while at the same time calling on businesses to acknowledge that their freedom to operate globally also carries a responsibility for their impact locally. In particular they explored the challenges and opportunities in the extractive and textile sectors.

 

The Ministers and high-level participants agreed on the first ever Ministerial Communiqué on Responsible Business Conduct.
 

This informal ministerial meeting took place on the occasion of the 2nd Global Forum on Responsible Business Conduct in Paris on 26-27 June 2014.

 

 

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MEETING DOCUMENTS


Agenda
| Ordre du jour
 

Speech by Karel De Gucht, European Commissioner for Trades

Investment treaty law, sustainable development and responsible business conduct: a fact finding survey

Statement by the National Contact Points for the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises - One Year After Rana Plaza, 26 June 2014

 

LINKS

 
OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises


OECD Due Diligence Guidance for Responsible Supply Chains of Minerals from Conflict-Affected and High-Risk Areas