Trade Minister Demands Strengthening of OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises

May 4, 2005 (Financial Times) — At the early May OECD Forum in Paris, Sweden's minister for industry and trade told the body that the voluntary OECD guidelines for multinational corporations must be made more effective. Developed countries are coming under pressure to strengthen enforcement of standards that promote responsible behaviour by companies in their international operations. Trade unions and OECD Watch have urged that official export credits should be conditional on the recipient company's compliance with the OECD Guidelines for multinational corporations. Read the original article in the FT.