OECD Watch has released a series of five videos introducing key topics related to the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises (OECD Guidelines). It contains explainers on the OECD Guidelines, National Contact Points (NCPs), OECD Due Diligence Guidance, gender due diligence, and how civil society organisations can use the OECD Guidelines in their work.
Video 1: Explaining the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises and the National Contact Points
In the first video, Marian Ingrams (OECD Watch) introduces the OECD Guidelines and NCP system. She explains the unique features of the OECD Guidelines, the stages of an NCP complaint, the strengths and limitations of complaints, as well as strategies for successful NCP complaints.
Video 2: Explaining the OECD National Contact Points
The second video is presented by Pradeepan Ravi (Cividep India) and focuses on NCP complaints. It explains the five stages of an NCP complaint: (1) deciding whether to file a complaint, (2) preparing and filing the complaint, (3) the NCP’s initial assessment, (4) good offices (or mediation) facilitated by the NCP, and (5) the NCP’s final statement and/or follow-up of the complaint.
Video 3: Explaining the OECD Due Diligence Guidance
In the third video, Beata Faracik (Polish Institute of Human Rights and Business) introduces the OECD Due Diligence Guidance. She explains the difference between the OECD Guidelines and the Due Diligence Guidance and the six steps of human rights due diligence. The video also includes an explanation of the key characteristics of due diligence and the OECD’s sector-specific due diligence guidance.
Video 4: Explaining Gender Due Diligence and its related steps
In the fourth video, Marian Ingrams (OECD Watch) introduces the concept of gender due diligence, considering the unique impacts of irresponsible business conduct on women workers, human rights defenders, and community members, as well as LGBTQI+ people. The video explains how the six steps of due diligence should be conducted to address the gender-specific impacts of a business in its value chain.
Video 5: How Civil Society Organisations can use the OECD Guidelines
In the fifth video, Gary Lee (International Rivers) explains how civil society organisations can use the OECD Guidelines in their work, including by undertaking advocacy, communicating with businesses, and filing complaints at NCPs.
The videos are also available in Spanish and French.
Our thanks to Ujan Natik (Intern, OECD Watch) for his assistance with this video series.