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OECD Watch new report: "Assessing the contribution of the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises to responsible business conduct"

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Author: Prensa OCDE Watch

En la primera década de este siglo, los gobiernos de la Organización para la Cooperación y Desarrollo Económicos (OCDE) han sido incapaces de proteger a los trabajadores, las comunidades y el medio ambiente de los daños causados por las corporaciones multinacionales. Esta es la conclusión del último informe de OCDE Watch...El informe "10 Años Después" evalúa la efectividad de las Directrices de la OCDE para Empresas Multinacionales...OCDE Watch...hizo un análisis de los casos presentados por organizaciones no gubernamentales contra las corporaciones basado en violaciones de las Directrices de la OCDE...un total de 96 casos han sido presentados...Los tipos más comunes de violaciones que se imputan incluyen los daños ambientales y violaciones de los derechos humanos...a menudo ocurren dentro de la oferta y las cadenas de valor de grandes empresas multinacionales.

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30 June 2010

[PDF] Assessing the contribution of the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises to responsible business conduct

Author: Joris Oldenziel (SOMO), Joseph Wilde-Ramsing (SOMO) & Patricia Feeney (RAID)

This report assesses the contribution of the OECD Guidelines to responsible business conduct, sustainable development, and the resolution and reduction of conflicts between companies and communities regarding social issues, environmental concerns, and human rights. In light of the 2010 revision, OECD Watch will make continuous contributions to the review of the Guidelines...This report is intended to make a constructive contribution to the review through a comprehensive, evidence-based, qualitative and quantitative analysis of the past 10 years of implementation of the Guidelines. It focuses on the experiences with the current (2000) version of the Guidelines which for the first time set up a complaints procedure that NGOs could use. It provides a selected case-by-case analysis of both the shortcomings and successes of the Guidelines. [refers to Accor, Adidas, Adidas Netherlands, Afrimex, Airbus (part of EADS), Aker Kvaerner, Alcoa, Alex Stewart, Anglo American, Anvil Mining, ANZ Bank, Ascendant Copper, Atlas Copco, Avient, Bayer, Belgolaise, BHP Billiton, Binani, Botnia, BP, Brylane (part of Pinault Printemps-Redoute), Cabot Corporation, Cermaq, Chongwon Fashion, Cogecom, ConocoPhilips, Continental, CPH, Daewoo, Das Air, Delta Hess (joint venture Amerada Hess & Delta Oil), Dexia, DLH, Electricité de France, ENI, ExxonMobil, Finnvera, First Mining, First Quantum, Fugro, George Forrest, Global Solutions, Goldcorp, Grupo Atlas Cumbres, G-Star, H.C.Starck, Il_Kyong, ING, Intex Resources, KBC, KfW, KOGAS, Kubbinga, Marathon Oil, Nami Gems, Transco (part of National Grid), Nike, NKG, Nutreco, OM Group, Oryx, Ratiopharm, Ridgepoint, Rio Tinto, Rolls Royce, Sandvik, Shell, SHV Holdings, Skanska, Statoil, Total, Toyota, Tractebel (part of Suez), Tremalt, Trinitech, Triumph International, Unocal (part of Chevron), Vattenfall, Vedanta, Volkswagen, Vortorantim, West LB, Xstrata]

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1 June 2010

Assessing the contribution of the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises to responsible business conduct

Author: OECD Watch

OECD Watch has monitored the implementation and effectiveness of the OECD Guidelines over the past ten years and made an analysis of cases filed by NGOs against corporations alleging violations of the OECD Guidelines. The report “10 Years On” assesses the effectiveness of the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises. These voluntary guidelines aim to promote sustainable development and responsible global conduct of companies based in OECD and adhering countries. OECD Watch found that lack of political will, lack of sanctioning powers and lack of coherent implementation have significantly diminished the potential value of the instrument.

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