A briefing for civil society organisations on the strongest elements for use in advocacy

On 31 May 2018, the OECD Council of Ministers adopted the “Due Diligence Guidance for Responsible Business Conduct” (Guidance). The Guidance elaborates on the due diligence responsibilities of companies under the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises (OECD Guidelines). It is intended to be used in all sectors of the economy and by all companies, regardless of size, geographical location or value chain position. Its main objective is to help companies understand and implement their due diligence responsibilities. NCPs are also expected to use it in their work, which includes both promotional activities as well as assessment of specific instances.

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