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.
International trade and investment have long been powerful drivers of growth and development, enabling convergence in living standards across countries and helping lift millions of people out of poverty. Promoting policy coherence between responsible business conduct, trade and investment can help make GVCs more resilient, sustainable, and ensure that the gains from globalisation are more fairly distributed.
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.
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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The OECD Due Diligence Guidance for Responsible Supply Chains in the Garment and Footwear Sector helps enterprises implement the due diligence recommendations contained in the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises. This guidance supports a common understanding of due diligence and responsible supply chain management in the garment and footwear sector.
This public consultation is being held to gather comments on the draft Chinese Due Diligence Guidelines for Responsible Mineral Supply Chains. They are intended to align Chinese company due diligence with international standards and allow for mutual recognition with existing international initiatives and legislations.
Public comments received on the 2014/2015 Review of the OECD Principles of Corporate Governance
This page lists OECD investment policy tools intended to help governments interested in creating an attractive investment environment and in enhancing the development benefits of investment to society.
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Ce guide constituent une initiative soutenue par les pouvoirs publics pour une gestion responsable de la chaîne d‟approvisionnement en minerais provenant de zones de conflit.
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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.