Annual Report on the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises

Frequency :
Annuel
ISSN :
1999-0952 (en ligne)
ISSN :
2220-5713 (imprimé)
DOI :
10.1787/19990952
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OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises are recommendations providing voluntary principles and standards for responsible business conduct for multinational corporations The Guidelines are legally non-binding. The Guidelines were adopted by the OECD on 1976 and revised in 1979, 1982, 1984, 1991 and 2000.

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Annual Report on the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises 2011

Annual Report on the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises 2011

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Date de publication :
02 jan 2012
Pages :
348
ISBN :
9789264119949 (PDF) ; 9789264119932 (imprimé)
DOI :
10.1787/mne-2011-en

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This report enhances the transparency, accountability and public visibility of the Guidelines for MNEs, one of the OECD's most successful instruments, and more particularly the major improvements brought about by the 2011 Update, and highlights the outcome of the 2011 Corporate Responsibility Roundtable, a multi-stakholder brainstorming on the launch of the work of the updated Guidelines.

The report provides a first assessment of  the outcome of the 2011 Update of the Guidelines adopted at the OECD Ministerial Meeting and a compilation of ideas for future implementation. It also reports the actions taken by the 42  adhering governments from June 2010 to June 2011.

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  • Cliquez pour accéder:  Foreword

    To many people, international investment by multinational enterprises is what globalisation is all about. Promoting responsible business practices by these companies is a real challenge however since their operations often straddle dozens of countries and hundreds of cultural, legal and regulatory environments.

  • Cliquez pour accéder:  Preface

    On 25 May 2011 at the OECD Annual Ministerial Meeting, US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton presided over the adoption of the 2011 Update of the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises by the thirty-four OECD and eight non-OECD adhering governments.

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  • Ouvrir / Fermer Cacher / Voir les abstracts Report by the Chair of the 11th Annual Meeting of the National Contact Points

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    • Cliquez pour accéder:  Overview

      The National Contact Points (NCPs) of the 42 adhering governments to the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises (the Guidelines) have met every year since 2001 to share their experiences with the implementation of the Guidelines as they are under the obligation to report annually to the OECD Investment Committee on their performance. NCPs also engage in consultations with the Business and Industry Advisory Committee (BIAC), the Trade Union Advisory Committee (TUAC) and OECD Watch. In addition, a back-to-back conference is organised to help NCPs take into account emerging issues and relevant policy developments in the conduct of their activities.

    • Cliquez pour accéder:  Innovations in NCP Structure and Procedures

      Taking into account the information provided, current NCP structures consist of:Iceland’s Annual NCP Reports is outstanding. The information used is based on last year’s report.

    • Cliquez pour accéder:  Information and Promotion

      Procedural guidanceSo far, all NCPs have followed procedural guidance of the Guidelines prior to the 2011 Update. New procedures have been introduced in the 2011 Update. For example, the expanded guidance includes the proactive agenda. calls for NCPs to undertake promotional activities. During the reporting period, NCPs continued to engage in various activities designed to enhance the value of the Guidelines. This section summarizes the main activities described in the individual NCP reports.

    • Cliquez pour accéder:  Specific Instances

      262Specific instance counts are based on the information provided in the Annual NCP Reports by 41 of the OECD Guideline adhering countries. Annual NCP Report is outstanding from Iceland. Not all NCPs report specific instances which have not been formally accepted. requests to consider specific instances have been raised with NCPs since the June 2000 review. Individual NCP reports indicate that the following numbers of specific instances have been raised: Argentina (7), Australia (4), Austria (5), Belgium (13), Brazil (22), Canada (11), Chile (6), Czech Republic (5), Denmark (3), Finland (4), France (18),France has had a significant increase in the number of specific instances it received in this implementation period. Six new specific instances have been raised in the past year as opposed to none in the previous five years. Germany (13), Hungary (1), Ireland (2), Israel (2), Italy (6), Japan (4), Korea (7), Luxembourg (3),Prior to this implementation period, Luxembourg had never received requests to consider specific instances. Mexico (3), Netherlands (21), New Zealand (2), Norway (6), Peru (3), Poland (3), Portugal (1), Romania (1), Spain (2), Sweden (3), Switzerland (16), Turkey (3), United Kingdom (24), and United States (32). 39 new specific instances were raised, more than double the number of specific instances raised in the 2009-2010 implementation period. A total of ten Final Statements, in addition to one revised Final Statement, were issued.

    • Cliquez pour accéder:  Weak Governance Zones and Conflict-Affected and High-Risk Areas

      The OECD Due Diligence Guidance for Responsible Supply Chains of Minerals from Conflict-Affected and High-Risk Areas (the Guidance) was approved by the Investment Committee and the Development Assistance Committee in December 2010.The Recommendation of the Council on Due Diligence Guidance for responsible supply chains of minerals from conflict-affected and high-risk areas and the full text of the OECD Due Diligence Guidance can be downloaded at www.oecd.org/daf/investment/mining. The Guidance has been turned into a formal OECD Council Recommendation adopted at Ministerial Level on 25 May 2011. The Recommendation on the Due Diligence Guidance is addressed to OECD Members and non-Member adherents to the OECD Declaration on International Investment and Multinational Enterprises. Argentina, Brazil, Latvia, Lithuania, Morocco, Peru and Romania have adhered to the Recommendation. While not legally-binding, this Recommendation reflects the common position and political commitment of adhering countries to actively promote the observance of the Guidance by companies operating in and from their territories and support its effective integration into corporate management systems.

    • Cliquez pour accéder:  Statements released by the National Contact Points, June 2010-June 2011

      This Annex reproduces the statements issued by the National Contact Points concerning specific instances during the reporting period, in accordance with the Procedural Guidance, Implementation in Specific Instances of the Implementation Procedures section of the Guidelines. The Procedural Guidance provides that NCPs will "at the conclusion of the procedures and after consultation with the parties involved, make the results of the procedures publicly available" by issuing a) a statement when the NCP decides that the issues raised do not merit further consideration; b) a report when the parties have reached agreement on the issues raised; and c) a statement when no agreement is reached or when a party is unwilling to participate in the procedures.

    • Cliquez pour accéder:  OECD 50th Anniversary Ministerial Meeting Statements and Other Speeches
    • Cliquez pour accéder:  Memorandum of Understanding between the OECD and the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI)
    • Cliquez pour accéder:  Memorandum of Understanding between the OECD and the International Conference on the Great Lakes Region (ICGLR)
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  • Ouvrir / Fermer Cacher / Voir les abstracts 2011 OECD Roundtable on Corporate Responsibility

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    • Cliquez pour accéder:  Acknowledgements

      National Contact Points (NCPs) and the OECD Investment Committee wish to thank invited participants from government, business, labour, international organisations and non-governmental organisations, particularly the lead speakers and discussants, who actively contributed to the OECD Roundtable on Corporate Responsibility, held in Paris on 29 June 2011 in conjunction with the 11th meeting of the NCPs. Special appreciation goes to their support to the effective implementation of the 2011 Update of the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises.

    • Cliquez pour accéder:  Key Findings from the 2011 Roundtable on Corporate Responsibility

      The OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises (the Guidelines) are the most comprehensive voluntary code of business conduct developed by governments in existence today which should be observed by multinational enterprises wherever they operate in the world. The Guidelines aim to ensure that the operations of multinational enterprises are in harmony with government policies, to strengthen the basis of mutual confidence between enterprises and the societies in which they operate, to help improve the foreign investment climate and to enhance the contribution made by multinational enterprises to sustainable development.

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  • Ouvrir / Fermer Cacher / Voir les abstracts Appendices

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    • Cliquez pour accéder:  Declaration on International Investment and Multinational Enterprises

      25 May 2011

    • Cliquez pour accéder:  OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises: Text, Implementation Procedures and Commentaries

      The OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises (the Guidelines) are recommendations addressed by governments to multinational enterprises. The Guidelines aim to ensure that the operations of these enterprises are in harmony with government policies, to strengthen the basis of mutual confidence between enterprises and the societies in which they operate, to help improve the foreign investment climate and to enhance the contribution to sustainable development made by multinational enterprises. The Guidelines are part of the OECD Declaration on International Investment and Multinational Enterprises the other elements of which relate to national treatment, conflicting requirements on enterprises, and international investment incentives and disincentives. The Guidelines provide voluntary principles and standards for responsible business conduct consistent with applicable laws and internationally recognised standards. However, the countries adhering to the Guidelines make a binding commitment to implement them in accordance with the Decision of the OECD Council on the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises. Furthermore, matters covered by the Guidelines may also be the subject of national law and international commitments.

    • Cliquez pour accéder:  Structure of the National Contact Points
    • Cliquez pour accéder:  Specific Instances Considered by National Contact Points to Date

      This table provides an archive of specific instances that have been or are being considered by NCPs. The table seeks to improve the quality of information disclosed by NCPs while protecting NCPs’ flexibility – called for in the June 2000 Council Decision – in determining how they implement the Guidelines. Discrepancies between the number of specific instances described in this table and the number listed in Section IV could arise for at least two reasons. First, there may be double counting – that is, the same specific instance may be handled by more than one NCP. In such situations, the NCP with main responsibility for handling the specific instance would generally note its co-operation with other NCPs in the column NCP concerned. Second, the NCP might consider that it is not in the interests of effective implementation of the Guidelines to publish information about the specific instance (note that recommendation 4.b. states that The NCP will… make publicly available the results of these procedures unless preserving confidentiality would be in the best interests of effective implementation of the Guidelines). The texts in this table are submitted by the NCPs. Company, NGO and trade union names are mentioned when the NCP has mentioned these names in its public statements or in its submissions to the Secretariat.

    • Cliquez pour accéder:  Contact Details for National Contact Points

      Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology (BMWi)– Auslandsinvestitionen VC3

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