OECD Watch is an international network of civil society organisations promoting corporate accountability. The purpose of OECD Watch is to inform the wider NGO community about policies and activities of the OECD's Investment Committee and to test the effectiveness of the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises.
OECD Watch Case Check
New online tool to assess the applicability of the OECD Guidelines now available online.
The Norwegian National Contact Point (NCP) for the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises (Guidelines) is considered “highly effective at fulfilling its mandate” in the two and half years since the NCP was restructured into an independent body of experts. This is concluded by its peers from Canada, Colombia, Belgium, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom.
OECD Watch has developed an online Case Check to assist potential complainants in deciding whether the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises can be used to address corporate misconduct. This new tool now makes the OECD Guidelines complaint mechanism much more accessible and comprehensible for civil society organisations.
The November 2013 update of new cases filed, pending and recently concluded or rejected cases, and current case statistics is now available.
The June 2013 update of new cases filed, pending and recently concluded or rejected cases, and current case statistics is now available.
The Dutch NCP issued a final statement in the OECD Guidelines complaint against Shells in which it finds that Shell’s statements on the oil spills were based on flawed investigations and disputed evidence. The NCP furthermore found that Shell’s general communication with stakeholders about the percentage of oil spills caused by sabotage was flawed. Complainants nevertheless regret that the NCP did not comment on whether Shell’s failures constituted a breach of the Guidelines nor made a full assessment of the evidence provided or an investigation whether Shell’s statements were indeed misleading.