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last updated - 18 november 2013
In order to provide for the ongoing monitoring and review of Members’ implementation of the OECD Recommendations, Members of the OECD Working Party on Export Credits and Credit Guarantees (ECG) have agreed Surveys of their procedures and practices relating to environmental and social due diligence.
Following adoption of the 2012 Recommendation of the Council on Common Approaches for Officially Supported Export Credits and Environmental and Social Due Diligence, Members agreed, in 2013, an Environmental and Social Survey on measures taken to implement the new Recommendation.
Members have now responded to this Survey: please see below. As agreed by the ECG, these Survey responses are made publicly available and stakeholders are invited to provide comments on the measures Members have taken in relation to environmental and social due diligence in their export credits system: such comments will be included within the Secretariat’s Review of Members’ Survey responses. This Review, which will be undertaken on an annual basis, is part of the ongoing monitoring of Members’ implementation of the Recommendation and will be made publicly available in due course (please see below for Reviews relating to implementation of previous Recommendations).
In future years, Members will be required to provide updated or clarified responses when changes occur within their export credits systems that impact their implementation of the 2012 Recommendation (i.e. Members will only be required to provide new responses to the Survey if the measures they take have changed).
In the meantime, any comments on the 2013 Responses to the Environmental and Social Survey should be submitted to the Secretariat by end-December 2013.
Any comments on Members’ responses should be sent to: TAD Export-Credits [email@example.com]
Survey on Members' Procedures and Practices
Review of Members’ Responses: to be issued in due course
Responses to the Environmental and Social Survey (ESS) from Members of the OECD’s Working Party on Export Credits and Credit Guarantees (ECG) regarding their policies and procedures for addressing the potential environmental and social impacts of projects for which official export credits support is requested
2013 Environmental and Social Survey(ESS) [TAD/ECG(2013)2/FINAL]
- 2012 Recommendation of the Council on Common Approaches for Officially Supported Export Credits and Environmental and Social Due Diligence (the "Common Approaches"), as adopted by the OECD Council on Thursday 28 June 2012: [TAD/ECG(2012)5].
- No Surveys of Members’ policies and procedures took place during 2011 and 2012 due to the review and update of the 2007 Council Recommendation on Common Approaches on the Environment and Officially Supported Export Credits [TAD/ECG(2007)9]. A new Survey will be agreed in due course to reflect the provisions of a revised Council Recommendation.
Review of Members' Responses to the Survey on the Environment and Officially Supported Export Credits [TAD/ECG(2008)9/FINAL].
Responses to the Survey from Members of the OECD's Working Party on Export Credits and Credit Guarantees regarding their procedures and practices concerning the environment [TAD/ECG(2008)9/ANN/FINAL].
Survey on the Environment and Officially Supported Export Credits [TAD/ECG(2007)12/FINAL].
2007 Council Recommendation on Common Approaches on the Environment and Officially Supported Export Credits [TAD/ECG(2007)9].
Information reported by Members of the OECD's Working Party on Export Credits and Credit Guarantees on their procedures and practices, as at 6 April 2005, towards the environment when providing officially supported export credits [TD/ECG(2005)5/FINAL].
This survey is an update of the information provided as of 18 June 2004 to include additional information to reflect the terms of the OECD Recommendation on Environment and Export Credits [TD/ECG(2005)3] adopted at the end of 2003.
This latest survey information demonstrates Members' commitment to comply with the strengthened OECD Recommendation on Common Approaches on Export Credits and the Environment.