Behind every deforestation struggle is a global supply chain. The demand for commodities in one place can lead to the loss of forest in another, particularly when forest area is converted to other land uses such as agricultural production. This column looks at how the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises and related due diligence guidance can help companies understand how they can help address biodiversity challenges, amongst other environmental risks, in their business operations, supply chains and relationships.
As the world begins to re-build and re-design in the wake of the pandemic, OECD's Greg Medcraft and Allan Jørgensen look at the contribution OECD instruments on responsible business conduct can make to help drive responsible climate action.
OECD's Rashad Abelson clarifies due diligence expectations in responsible mineral supply chains and explains why understanding “red flags” is crucial for effective supply chain due diligence
OECD's Hannah Koep-Andrieu reports back from the DR Congo’s Copperbelt on due diligence efforts to improve conditions in cobalt and copper supply chains