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
OECD Watch and Lumière Synergie Developpement, a Senegalese CSO and member of the Coordination Committee of OECD Watch, have organized a capacity building workshop on May 24 and 25 2012 in Dakar, Senegal to engage with representatives of key NGOs in Senegal and the West African region.
On the 16th of June from 15:30 - 17:00 OECD Watch and its Coordination Committee CEDHA from Argentina will organize a side event at the Rio+20 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development.
European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights (ECCHR) carried out a comparison “peer review” based on its OECD Guidelines complaints against 7 cotton traders from France, Germany, Switzerland and the United Kingdom for knowingly profiting from (forced) child labour in the Uzbek cotton industry.
Parties reach agreement in OECD Guidelines case regarding Nidera’s human rights policies and practices in Argentina
In the context of an OECD Guidelines case, the NGOs CEDHA, INCASUR, Oxfam Novib and SOMO have reached an agreement with the Netherlands-based agricultural MNE Nidera regarding the company’s human rights policies and practices. As part of the agreement, Nidera strengthened its human rights policy, formalised human rights due diligence procedures for temporary rural workers, and allowed the NGOs to monitor its Argentine corn seed operations through field visits.
The Norwegian NCP issues its final statement regarding the complaint filed by Framtiden i våre hender against Norway-based Intex Resources for violating indigenous peoples’ human and environmental rights in 2009. In its final statement the Norwegian NCP concludes that Norwegian-owned Mindoro Nickel Project in the Philippines should consult a broader group of indigenous peoples and be more transparent about adverse environmental impacts.