Business Briefs for OECD
MNE Guidelines

OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises (MNEs)

As part of the package of the OECD Declaration on International Investment, the official and clear aim of the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises (MNE Guidelines) is to improve the climate of foreign direct investment, sustainable economic growth, and to promote the positive contributions that multinational enterprises can bring through investment at local and international levels.

The "Guidelines Business Briefs", one-page publication created by the BIAC Secretariat, provide you with information on the key aspects of the procedure and on the most pressing policy issues affected by the updated Guidelines. The Briefs also serve as a tool for influencing the evolving consensus on how to deal with complaints against companies under the Guidelines, bringing a clear business position to a debate heretofore monopolised by trade unions and NGOs.

Vol. I, Number 1 The OECD MNE Guidelines: An Overview
July 2003
Vol. I, Number 2 Guidelines: Confidentiality of Proceedings
August 2003
Vol. I, Number 3 Using the Guidelines to Support Business in the Fight Against
Solicitation of Bribes

November 2003
Vol. II, Number 1 How to handle a Procedure under the OECD Guidelines
April 2004
Vol. II, Number 2 Investment Nexus and Parallel Legal and Administrative Proceedings:
Preventing Forum Shopping

June 2004

The only comprehensive set of voluntary principles for international business collectively endorsed by governments, the MNE Guidelines serve as an important reference point for companies as they develop their internal management systems. For more information, visit OECD WebPages on MNE Guidelines.

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