Public Consultation: OECD Due Diligence Guidance for Meaningful Stakeholder Engagement in the Extractives Sector
The OECD has drafted a guidance document to help mining, oil and gas companies address challenges related to stakeholder engagement. The guidance is primarily intended for site-level personnel and ‘stakeholder facing staff’, but also speaks to the executive management of extractive operations. The document has not been developed as a ‘how to’ guide on stakeholder engagement, nor does it establish new stakeholder engagement standards. Instead it aims to provide a framework that can help companies ensure due diligence throughout their engagement process. In short, the guidance assists companies identify, prevent and mitigate risks and potential adverse impacts with regard to stakeholder engagement.
The OECD is now inviting public comment on the draft guidance from the widest range of stakeholders possible, including government, business and civil society representatives, international organizations, and the general public. To access the draft guidance and to find more information on how to contribute, please click on the OECD logo.
The deadline for comments is the 5 June 2015.