Best Practices / Guidelines

  • 3-October-2023


    Contributions to the public consultation on the revisions to the OECD Guidelines on Corporate Governance of State-Owned Enterprises

    The OECD conducted a public consultation on revisions to the OECD Guidelines on Corporate Governance of State-Owned Enterprises in August-September 2023. The overall objective of the review is to strengthen the Guidelines to ensure that SOEs contribute to sustainability and economic security and resilience.

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  • 14-September-2021


    Online public consultation - Stocktaking exercise on the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises

    This public consultation ensured the stocktaking exercise will benefit from the views and experiences of all stakeholders from all countries, including businesses, industry groups, civil society organisations, trade unions, as well as academia, interested citizens, international organisations and governmental experts. The deadline for response was 14 September 2021.

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  • 1-May-2017


    Artisanal and small-scale gold mining

    One of the main areas of OECD's work in the responsible sourcing of gold is to ensure that international standards do not further marginalise workers of the informal sector. This implies working on the formalisation of the Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining (ASM) sector.

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  • 20-March-2013

    English, Excel, 3,595kb

    OECD Due Diligence Guidance for Responsible Supply Chains of Minerals from Conflict-Affected and High-Risk Areas 2nd Edition

    This guidance is a government-backed multi-stakeholder initiative on responsible supply chain management of minerals from conflict-affected areas which helps companies respect human rights and avoid contributing to conflict through their mineral sourcing practices.

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  • 16-June-2012

    English, PDF, 331kb

    Tin, Tantalum and Tungsten (3Ts) Smelter List

    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.

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  • 15-November-2010

    English, Excel, 3,501kb

    Competition and Corporate Governance - Competition Policy Hearings - OECD

    Are competition and corporate governance policies complements or substitutes? An occasional hearing session was held by Competition delegates to gain a better understanding of the interface between the two policies. They discussed conflicts of interest between shareholders and directors, as well as corporate boards that do not function well either because of interlocking directorates or a lack of substantive knowledge about the

  • 12-March-2009


    Guidelines for Fighting Bid Rigging in Public Procurement

    These Guidelines help governments improve public procurement by fighting bid rigging. They are designed to reduce the risks of bid rigging through careful design of the procurement process and to detect bid rigging conspiracies during the procurement process.

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  • 9-June-2006

    English, , 636kb

    OECD Risk Awareness Tool for Multinational Enterprises in Weak Governance Zones

    The OECD Risk Awareness Tool for Multinational Enterprises in Weak Governance Zones aims to help companies that invest in countries where governments are unwilling or unable to assume their responsibilities. It addresses risks and ethical dilemmas that companies are likely to face in such weak governance zones, including obeying the law and observing international instruments, heightened care in managing investments, knowing business

  • 21-April-2005

    German, , 1,549kb

  • 21-April-2005

    Spanish, , 3,489kb

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