OECD Responsible Business Conduct/Guidelines

CSEND Policy Brief, Nr. 16, April 2015

Raymond Saner, Girolamo Viciglione and Lichia Yiu

The regulation of business conduct is a controversial topic and it has been at the centre of attention of the OECD for several decades. A first version of the guidelines dates back to 1976 and has been reviewed five times since then in order to improve its effectiveness in dealing with responsible business conduct by adapting the guidelines to economical and non- structural changes over time. This short article narrates the gradual improvement of the OECD guidelines.

Raymond Saner, Girolamo Viciglione, Lichia Yiu and Mario Filadoro, 2015

The data shown in this presentation has been retrieved from the OECD online database, which contains all the officially reported cases of violations of the OECD guidelines to multinational enterprises.