OECD Watch is an international network of civil society organisations promoting corporate accountability. The purpose of OECD Watch is to inform the wider NGO community about policies and activities of the OECD's Investment Committee and to test the effectiveness of the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises.
40th anniversary of the OECD Guidelines
The Norwegian NCP concludes that NBIM violates the OECD Guidelines chiefly on two accounts: First; by refusing to cooperate with the OECD NCP NBIM violates the OECD Guidelines Procedural Guidance. Second; by not having any strategy on how to react if it becomes aware of human rights risks related to companies in which NBIM is invested, apart from child labour violations.
Uwe Kekeritz and other complainants hold three German companies partially responsible for the Tazreen factory fire in Bangladesh.
The Dutch NCP has published its preliminary statement in the POSCO case. This case sets an important precedent regarding the applicability of the OECD Guidelines to the financial sector. In its preliminary statement the NCP confirms that the OECD Guidelines also apply to minority shareholding of financial institutions.
Michel Egger critically analyses the Swiss NCP, pointing at several weak points of this NCP in comparison to other NCPs.
The Dutch NCP organises a broad stakeholder meeting on 28 November 2012. During the meeting participants will be informed about the activities of the NCP and developments around the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises. Specific discussion will be dedicated to the issues around freedom of association when doing business internationally. The NCP invites intested parties to attend this stakeholder meeting.