The OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises are the most comprehensive international instrument for responsible business conduct and are supported by a unique implementation mechanism of National Contact Points (NCPs) established by adhering governments.
NCPs have been part of the MNE Guidelines since 1984. However it was the 2000 review that gave them a stronger role to deal with all matters relating to the Guidelines, including resolving issues related to non-observance. Since then, the number of complaints against companies has been on the rise.
To take stock of the experience over the last 15 years, the OECD has conducted an analysis of the functioning and performance of the NCP mechanism. The full report was published at the end of June on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the MNE Guidelines.