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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

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OECD Watch Response to G7 Leaders’ (In)Action

OECD Watch Response to G7 Leaders’ (In)Action

Aug 10, 2016

At this year's 42nd Annual G7 Summit in Japan, G7 leaders failed to address their previous commitments towards responsible business conduct. Civil society criticizes this omission and calls on the G7 to back their expressed commitment with six immediate actions.

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How would You Measure NCP Performance?

How would You Measure NCP Performance?

Jun 07, 2016

The Trade Union Advisory Committee to the OECD (TUAC) and OECD Watch are currently consulting on their joint NCP Performance Index, which they have developed with a view to changing the status quo and creating pressure for positive change.

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A “4x10” plan for why and how to unlock the potential of the OECD Guidelines

A “4x10” plan for why and how to unlock the potential of the OECD Guidelines

Jun 03, 2016

On the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises, OECD Watch publishes a “4 x 10” bullet-point plan highlighting four key features that give the Guidelines the potential to help ensure businesses behave responsibly. It also includes ten actions that governments must take to unlock that potential and to advance their legally binding obligations to further the effectiveness of the Guidelines

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40th Anniversary of the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises - TUAC and OECD Watch Launch 40-day Count-Up

40th Anniversary of the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises - TUAC and OECD Watch Launch 40-day Count-Up

May 13, 2016

TUAC and OECD Watch have today started a 40-day count-up to mark the 40th anniversary of the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises and are calling on governments and the OECD to step up measures to ensure businesses respect the Guidelines, so that the Guidelines fulfil their potential to defend communities’ and workers' rights.

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Amnesty International exposes the OECD Guidelines as a system not fit for purpose

Amnesty International exposes the OECD Guidelines as a system not fit for purpose

Feb 26, 2016

In its new report "Obstacle Course: How the UK’s National Contact Point handles human rights complaints under the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises" Amnesty International UK exposes OECD Guidelines as a system that is not fit for purpose as it lets companies off the hook when human rights abuses are alleged against them. The NCP’s treatment of complaints, the report says, is inconsistent, unreliable, biased towards businesses and out of kilter with the standards it is supposed to uphold.

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