OECD commends the Working Party on Responsible Business Conduct and other key stakeholders for their efforts in developing a new draft Core Template for Voluntary Peer Reviews.

We recognise and appreciate that the draft has incorporated several of our recommendations on accessibility and translation services, consultations with parties to specific instances, and reporting back on the implementation of peer review recommendations. These modifications are encouraging, but additional improvements are needed to ensure an independent and effective peer review process that functions in a practical, cost-effective manner.

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publication cover - OECD Watch comments on the Core Template for Voluntary Peer Reviews of NCPs