Core criteria

The OECD Guidelines define several core criteria for the functioning of a National Contact Point, which the Dutch NCP adheres to.

  • Visibility means that the NCP highly values its task of providing information to increase awareness of the Guidelines and to increase their effective implementation.
  • Accessibility means that the NCP can be contacted easily and is open to discussion with all parties and stakeholders.
  • Transparency means that the NCP strives to be transparent about its procedures and that it encourages mediation. However, this can mean that the NCP is not transparent about the content of the mediation, as confidentiality may contribute to the success of the procedure.
  • Accountability means that the NCP actively promotes the OECD Guidelines and openly communicates about its activities to external stakeholders, for instance by publishing annual reports or by sharing experiences with other NCPs.