Guidelines for multinational enterprises

OECD Risk Awareness Tool for Multinational Enterprises in Weak Governance Zones: Public Consultation November 2005


The OECD Risk Awareness Tool for Multinational Enterprises in Weak Governance Zones was adopted by the OECD Council on 8 June 2006.  After extensive consultation in the early stages of development, the OECD Investment Committee made available a draft text for public comment through an online consultation which took place between 26 October 2005 and 23 November 2005. Comments of all sorts were encouraged -- from a general assessment of only a few lines to detailed, point-by-point remarks. Comments received can be downloaded in pdf file format.  These comments were used to improve the draft risk awareness tool.

List of contributors

BHP Billiton Development Trust, South Africa
British Gas Group, United Kingdom
Business and Industry Advisory Committee to the OECD (BIAC)
Business for Social Responsibility
Catholic University of Valparaiso, Chile 
Company working in the Democratic Republic of Congo
Consultant on Human Rights, Belgium
Control Risks, Japan
The Corner House, United Kingdom
Dacheng Law Firm, China
DeBeers Group, United Kingdom
Financial institution with operations in weak governance zones
Former oil industry executive
Foundation for the Development of Africa, South Africa
Fundación Ideas para la Paz, Columbia
Geneva Social Observatory, Switzerland
Global Reporting Initiative/Sustainability Strategies, Netherlands
Global Witness, United Kingdom
Government Accountability Project, United States
Government College University, Pakistan
Human Rights Watch [full text]
Initiative for Central Africa (INICA)
Institute of Business Ethics (EIBE), Nyenrode Business University, Netherlands
IUCN Commission on Environmental, Economic and Social Policy
International Alert
International Business Leaders Forum, United Kingdom
International Chamber of Commerce
International Committee of the Red Cross [full text]
International Confederation of Free Trade Unions (ICFTU) [full text]
International Labour Organisation
Mining company with operations in sub-Saharan Africa
Netherlands institute for Southern Africa(NiZA)
Octech Associates, Australia
Overseas Development Institute, United Kingdom
Partners in Change, India
Reliance Industries Ltd, India
Rights and Accountability in Development
Samata, India
South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA)
Swisspeace, Switzerland
Trade Union Advisory Committee to the OECD (TUAC)
Transparency International
Transparency International, France
United Nations Global Compact
United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)
Universities Superannuation Scheme Ltd, United Kingdom
University of Western Ontario, Canada
Vincular-CSR at Catholic University of Valparaiso, Chile

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