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Annual Report on the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises 2008

Employment and Industrial Relations

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The Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises are recommendations to international businesses on conduct in such areas as labour, the environment, consumer protection and the fight against corruption. The recommendations are made by the adhering governments and, although they are not binding, governments are committed to promoting their observance. Part I of this Annual Report provides an account of the actions the 41 adhering governments have taken over the 12 months to June 2008 to enhance the contribution of the Guidelines to the improved functioning of the global economy. Part II of this Annual Report highlights key findings of the High-Level OECD-ILO Conference on Corporate Social Responsibility.

Did you know? As of June 2008, 104,000 Web sites referred to the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises, compared with 25,000 five years earlier.

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Key Findings from the OECD-ILO Conference

Jointly organised by OECD and ILO, this conference was devoted to the theme of “Employment and Industrial Relations: Promoting Responsible Business Conduct in a Globalising Economy”. Discussions focused on wider dissemination of good corporate labour practices and better understanding and use of the OECD and ILO instruments. This chapter provides a summary of these discussions.

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