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The 2011 OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises are far reaching recommendations for responsible business conduct that 42 adhering governments encourage their enterprises to observe wherever they operate.
This page reproduces the text of the Declaration which was first adopted by the Governments of OECD Member countries on 21 June 1976. It was reviewed in 1979, 1984, 1991, 2000 and 2011.
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Swedish translation of the 2011 Guidelines by the Swedish National Contact Point.
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The 42 adhering governments to the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises have agreed on the terms of reference for carrying out an update of the Guidelines. The update aims to ensure their continued role as a leading international instrument for the promotion of responsible business conduct.
The Guidelines are supported by a unique implementation mechanism of National Contact Points which assists enterprises and their stakeholders to take appropriate measures to further the objectives of the Guidelines
This Report by the Investment Committee transmits the results of a review initiated in 2007 to update members' positions under the OECD Codes of Liberalisation of Capital Movements and of Current Invisible Operations and the OECD National Treatment instrument of the OECD Declaration on International Investment and Multinational Enterprises.
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Guidelines for Recipient Country Investment Policies relating to National Security have been adopted by the OECD to help governments maintain fair treatment of international investors while meeting their countries' security needs.
On the occasion of the OECD Ministerial Council Meeting in Paris on 4-5 June 2008, Ministers adopted the OECD Declaration on SWFs and Recipient Country Policies.
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On 5 May 2008, the OECD and the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) concluded a Memorandum of Understanding with a view to ensuring that the proposed ISO 26000 Standard on Social Responsibility and related activities are consistent with and complement the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises.
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Description of the revised Sector Understanding on Export Credits for Ships (SSU)