The Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises are recommendations to international businesses on conduct in such areas as labour, the environment, consumer protection and the fight against corruption. The recommendations are made by the adhering governments and, although they are not binding, governments are committed to promoting their observance. Part I of this Annual Report provides an account of the actions the 41 adhering governments have taken over the 12 months to June 2008 to enhance the contribution of the Guidelines to the improved functioning of the global economy. Part II of this Annual Report highlights key findings of the High-Level OECD-ILO Conference on Corporate Social Responsibility.
Did you know? As of June 2008, 104,000 Web sites referred to the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises, compared with 25,000 five years earlier.
Table of contents:
PART I. MEETING OF NATIONAL CONTACT POINTS - AN OVERVIEW OF GUIDELINES IMPLEMENTATION Chapter 1. Report by the Chair on the Activities of NCPs PART II. OECD-ILO CONFERENCE ON EMPLOYMENT AND INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS: PROMOTING RESPONSIBLE BUSINESS CONDUCT IN A GLOBALISING ECONOMY Chapter 2. Key Findings from the OECD-ILO Conference Chapter 3. Corporate Responsibility Practices in the Area of Employment and Industrial Relations Chapter 4. The Impact of Foreign Direct Investment on Wages and Working Conditions Chapter 5. Development and Decent Work: New Directions for Multinational Enterprises in Shaping a Fair Globalisation Chapter 6. Overview of Selected Initiatives and Instruments Relevant to Corporate Social Responsibility APPENDICES Appendix A. Declaration on International Investment and Multinational Enterprises Appendix B. The OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises: Text and Implementation Procedures Appendix C. Tripartite Declaration of Principles Concerning Multinational Enterprises and Social Policy Appendix D. Background - The Role of National Contact Points in the Implementation of the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises Appendix E. Contact Details for National Contact Points