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 November 2013 update of new cases filed, pending and recently concluded or rejected cases, and current case statistics is now available.
The June 2013 update of new cases filed, pending and recently concluded or rejected cases, and current case statistics is now available.
The Dutch NCP issued a final statement in the OECD Guidelines complaint against Shells in which it finds that Shell’s statements on the oil spills were based on flawed investigations and disputed evidence. The NCP furthermore found that Shell’s general communication with stakeholders about the percentage of oil spills caused by sabotage was flawed. Complainants nevertheless regret that the NCP did not comment on whether Shell’s failures constituted a breach of the Guidelines nor made a full assessment of the evidence provided or an investigation whether Shell’s statements were indeed misleading.
OECD Watch publishes its new OECD Watch Guide to the Guidelines which is designed to help individuals, communities, NGOs and trade unions that have been negatively affected by corporate behaviour to address the alleged misconduct through filing an OECD Guidelines complaint.
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.