19 June 2002, Paris, France
On 19 June 2002, in conjunction with the Annual Meeting for National Contact Points, the OECD held a Roundtable on "Corporate Responsibility: Supply Chains and the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises".
Chapter II of the Guidelines states that "enterprises should... encourage where practicable, business partners, including suppliers and sub-contractors, to apply principles of corporate conduct compatible with the Guidelines".
Participants to the Roundtable were invited to consider the concrete steps that companies can take to implement this recommendation.
The Roundtable was structured as follows: