Taking Stock of Business Conduct

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.

Staff Contact:   Gabriella Rigg Herzog

VP, Corporate Responsibility and Labor Affairs
Tel: 212.703.5056

Gabriella Rigg Herzog leads USCIB policy and programs on corporate responsibility, international labor standards and corporate governance. She manages USCIB engagement with its affiliated organizations, U.S. government agencies, and United Nations agencies on international corporate responsibility principles, codes of conduct and multi-stakeholder initiatives, as well as international and transnational regulatory activities on labor and employment policies, sustainable development and corporate governance.
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