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
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.
Today, two hundred and seven families from Sre Ambel District in Koh Kong Province, Cambodia whose land was forcibly seized for a sugar plantation and factory have turned to the U.S. Government to help mediate the longrunning dispute with the exclusive purchaser of the tainted sugar, Yonkers, New York-based American Sugar Refining (ASR). The villagers seek the U.S. Government’s assistance in settling a land dispute that has caused severe economic and social impacts to hundreds of families since powerful and well-connected companies and politicians confiscated their land through two controversial Economic Land Concessions in 2006.