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National Contact Points (NCPs) were established to promote adherence to the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises (the Guidelines). In 2000, these statebased offices began accepting complaints from people harmed by companies’ noncompliance with the Guidelines. With this new role, NCPs acquired the potential to serve as a much-needed forum for accessing remedy for corporate abuses. Now, 15 years on, we look back on NCP performance in handling these complaints.
This brochure provides a brief overview of the content of the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises and the associated complaint mechanism. Civil society organisations, workers, communities and individuals affected by irresponsible business conduct can use the Guidelines to hold corporations to account for their actions. This brochure briefly explains how.
In this report OECD Watch has monitored the implementation and effectiveness of the OECD Guidelines over the past ten years and made an analysis of cases filed by NGOs against corporations alleging violations of the OECD Guidelines.
The project, sponsored by IRENE, is being carried out simulataneously in three separate regions of the world, namely Asia, Africa and Latin America. The project aims at identifying the scope and nature of the SCR practices, the role of national legislation in facilitating better environmental and social practices (standards, compliance procedure, etc.) and the mechanisms adopted by the corporate groups for community development and participation. To be identified are areas of critical concerns in the implementation, inforcement and compliance procedures of legislations and standards applicable to corporate practices.
Given the emphasis of European governments on corporate social responsibility, OECD Watch, with support from the European Commission, undertook a survey to identify what constitutes a Model NCP (MNCP).