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The Australian NCP’s new rules of procedure: concerns remain despite improvements

The Australian NCP’s new rules of procedure: concerns remain despite improvements

Aug 10, 2018

Following a public consultation, on 18 July 2018 the Australian NCP published new rules of procedures on complaint handling. While several of civil society’s recommendations have been adopted, many more have not been addressed.

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Statement from OECD Watch and MiningWatch Canada regarding the Canadian NCP’s improper handling of the OECD Guidelines specific instance Bruno Manser Fonds vs Sakto Group

Jul 19, 2018

This statement highlights OECD Watch and MiningWatch Canada's concerns with the Canadian NCP's improper handling of the BMF vs Sakto Group specific instance.

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OECD clarifies expectations of business to prevent and remediate harmful impacts on people and planet

Jun 21, 2018

This week the OECD launched its new Due Diligence Guidance for Responsible Business Conduct (the Guidance). Due diligence has emerged as the fundamental and essential behaviour expected of any responsible business. The 2011 revision of the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises (OECD Guidelines) and the adoption of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs) raised the expectation of due diligence by companies to an international consensus. Until now, however, there was no agreement over what due diligence really means.

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Blog: the new OECD Due Diligence Guidance on Responsible Business Conduct

Jun 20, 2018

Due diligence has emerged as the fundamental and essential behavior expected of any responsible business. The 2011 revision of the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises (OECD Guidelines), which incorporated concepts from the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs), made a major contribution to raising the expectation of due diligence by companies to an international consensus. The problem is that there is no agreement over what due diligence really means.

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The State of Remedy under the OECD Guidelines

Jun 18, 2018

The OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises (Guidelines) have unique potential to strengthen the global system of corporate governance and provide access to remedy for the victims of corporate misconduct. But how effective were NCP in terms of providing effective access to remedy in 2017? OECD Watch is today releasing a briefing paper which explores this question: “The State of Remedy under the OECD Guidelines, Understanding NCP cases completed in 2017 through the lens of remedy”.

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