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OECD Due Diligence Guidance

The OECD Due Diligence Guidance for Responsible Business Conduct is the first government-backed reference on due diligence which is relevant for all types of companies operating in all countries and sectors of the economy. This Guidance represents a common understanding among governments and stakeholders on due diligence for responsible business conduct and can also be used by businesses to respond to due diligence expectations of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights and the ILO Tripartite Declaration of Principles concerning Multinational Enterprises and Social Policy.

OECD’s sector-specific due diligence guidance

To promote the effective observance of the Guidelines, the OECD has developed sector-specific due diligence guidance which helps enterprises identify and address risks to people, the environment and society associated with business operations, products, or services in particular sectors, see below. The sectoral guidance establishes a common understanding among governments, business, civil society, and workers on due diligence for responsible business conduct, and can enable business to build supply chain resilience, manage uncertainty and drive long-term value.

  1. Extractive sector
  2. Mineral supply chains
  3. Agricultural supply chains
  4. Financial sector
  5. Garment supply chains
  6. Worst forms of child labour in mineral supply chains