This guidance addresses the unique due diligence challenges posed by gold, such as its intrinsic high-value and fungible nature, the non-linear structure of its supply chain, and its multiple downstream uses.
The National Contact Points for the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises (the Guidelines) are set up by governments adhering to the Guidelines. One of their main roles is to assist in the resolution of issues arising from alleged non-observance of the Guidelines. This manual explains this role.
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This draft smelter list serves as useful baseline to help better engage smelter companies on responsible sourcing of minerals from conflict and high risk areas. It was last updated in 2011 so the information presented in this list should therefore always be reviewed by companies exercising their due diligence.
The economic crisis that started in 2007 gave rise to a crisis of legitimacy and a widespread collapse of trust in markets, in firms, and in the governance of our economies. We need to build up that trust again and the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises and the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention are essential tools for fighting bribery and promoting responsible corporate behaviour.
Participants in this multi-stakeholder meeting were updated on the findings from interim progress reports on the implementation of the OECD Due Diligence Guidance's supplement on Tin, Tantalum and Tungsten.
This forum provided the first opportunity to introduce the finalised Gold Supplement to the OECD Due Diligence Guidance, and discuss how best to implement it and tackle the unique challenges for carrying out due diligence on gold.
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This comparative table has been prepared to facilitate understanding by the adhering governments of the changes made to the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises, on the occasion of the 2011 update of the instrument.
The 2011 update of the Guidelines includes new recommendations addressing human rights, living wages, and internet freedom, as well as reinforced procedural guidance for their promotion and implementation.
This project analyses good government policies and responsible business practices to enhance the contribution of private and international investment to reducing carbon emissions.
The 2011 annual report on the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises focuses on adhering countries' committment to new, stronger standards of corporate behaviour in the updated OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises.