Businesses can play a major role in contributing to economic, environmental and social progress, especially when they minimise the adverse impacts of their operations, supply chains and other business relationships. The OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises recommend that enterprises conduct due diligence in order to identify, prevent or mitigate and account for how actual and potential adverse impacts are addressed.

The OECD Due Diligence Guidance for Responsible Business Conduct provides practical support to enterprises on the implementation of the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises by providing plain language explanations of its due diligence recommendations and associated provisions. Implementing these recommendations can help enterprises avoid and address adverse impacts related to workers, human rights, the environment, bribery, consumers and corporate governance that may be associated with their operations, supply chains and other business relationships. The Guidance includes additional explanations, tips and illustrative examples of due diligence.

This Guidance also seeks to promote a common understanding among governments and stakeholders on due diligence for responsible business conduct. The UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights as well as the ILO Tripartite Declaration of Principles Concerning Multinational Enterprises and Social Policy also contain due diligence recommendations, and this Guidance can help enterprises implement them.

The development of this Guidance involved a multi-stakeholder process with OECD and non-OECD countries and representatives from business, trade unions and civil society.

OECD Due Diligence Guidance for Responsible Business Conduct - OECD, 2018 DOWNLOAD
Guide OCDE sur le devoir de diligence pour une conduite responsable des entreprises (French) DOWNLOAD
Guida OCSE sul dovere di diligenza (due diligence) per la condotta d’impresa responsabile (Italian) DOWNLOAD
OCSE asianmukaista huolellisuutta koskevat ohjeet vastuulliseen liiketoimintaan (Finnish) DOWNLOAD
Guia de la OCDE de debida diligencia para una conducta empresarial responsable (Spanish) DOWNLOAD
責任ある企業行動のための OECDデュー・ディリジェンス・ ガイダンス (Japanese) DOWNLOAD
OESO Due Diligence-Handreiking (Dutch) DOWNLOAD
经合组织负责任商业行为 尽责管理指南 (Chinese) DOWNLOAD
OECD-Leitfadens zur Erfüllung der Sorgfaltspflicht für verantwortungsvolles unternehmerisches Handeln (German) DOWNLOAD
Guia da OCDE de Devida Diligência para uma Conduta Empresarial Responsável (Portuguese) DOWNLOAD














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