What are the OECD Guidelines?
The OECD Guidelines are recommendations on Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) addressed by to their multinational enterprises. The OECD Guidelines cover a broad range of issues, including: due diligence in the supply chain; disclosure; human rights; employment and industrial relations; environment; combating bribery; consumer interests; science and technology; competition; and taxation.
What is the National Contact Point (NCP)?
The Netherlands National Contact Point (NCP) supports businesses in putting the OECD guidelines into practice. Although compliance with the guidelines is voluntary, there is the option of submitting a well-founded report to the NCP if a company is not acting or investing in accordance with the OECD guidelines. The NCP investigates the report and mediates between the reporting parties and the company in question.