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55. Multinational enterprises should provide workers’ representatives with information required for meaningful negotiations with the entity involved and, where this accords with local law and practices, should also provide information to enable them to obtain a true and fair view of the performance of the entity or of the enterprise as whole. Table 5gives an overview of the many multilateral sources of the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises. Table 6entails a comparison of the OECD Guidelines for MNEs with the ten principles of the UN Global Compact.
90 Falke Table 5: Multilateral Sources of the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises OECD Guidelines Established International Framework mentioned in the OECD Guidelines Preface 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights, 1995 Copenhagen Declaration for Social Development, 1997 OECD Convention on Combating Bribery of Foreign Public Officials in International Business Transactions, 1999 OECD Principles of Corporate Governance, 1999 OECD Guidelines for Consumer Protection in the Context of Electronic Commerce, 1995 OECD Transfer Pricing Guidelines for MNEs and Tax Administration I. Concept and Principles II. General Policies 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights, 1999 OECD Principles of Corporate Governance III. Disclosure 1999 OECD Principles of Corporate Governance IV. Employment and 1977 ILO Tripartite Declaration of Principles concerning MNEs and Social Policy, Industrial Relations 1998 ILO Declaration of Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work; ILO Conventions: No. 29 of 1930 concerning Forced and Compulsory Labour, No. 105 of 1957 on the Abolition of Forced Labour, No. 111 of 1958 concerning Discrimination with respect to Employment and Occupation, No. 182 of 1999 concerning the Prohibition and Immediate Action for the Elimination of Worst Forms of Child Labour, No. 138 of 1973 concerning Minimum Age for Admission to Employment; ILO Recommendations: No. 94 of 1952 concerning Consultation and Cooperation between Employers and Workers at level of Undertaking, No. 146 of 1973 concerning Minimum Age for Admission to Employment V. Environment 1992 Rio Declaration on Environment and Development and Agenda 21, 1998 Aarhus Convention on Access to Information, Public Participation in Decision-Making and Access to Justice in Environmental Matters VI. Combating Bribery 1997 OECD Convention on Combating Bribery of Foreign Public Officials in International Business Transactions, 1997 OECD Revised Recommendation on Combating Bribery in International Business Transactions, 1996 OECD Recommendation on the Tax Deductibility of Bribes to Foreign Public Officials VII. Consumer Interests 1999 Revised UN Guidelines for Consumer Protection, 1999 OECD Guidelines for Consumer Protection in the Context
Social Responsibility in International Trade?91of Electronic Commerce, 1980 OECD Guidelines Governing the Protection of Privacy and Trans-border Flows of Personal Data VIII. Science & Technology No OECD or external references IX. Competition 1998 Recommendation of the OECD Council concerning