The OECD Guidelines have been developed not just by governments but also in close consultation with several stakeholders of the OECD. These stakeholders also monitor the work of the National Contact Points.
The following three organisations represent these stakeholders at the OECD:
Business and Industry
Advisory Committee (BIAC) – representation of international business
Trade Union Advisory Committee (TUAC) – representation of international trade unions
OECD Watch – representation of international NGOs
Every three months the members of the NCP meet with these organisations in the so-called NCP+ platform: this platform is used to discuss developments regarding the OECD Guidelines in general and the functioning of the Netherlands' NCP in specific. Additionally, these stakeholders are actively involved as testers and advisors in the organisation of events, such as the open stakeholder meetings to increase awareness about the OECD Guidelines.
Co-operation other organisations:
In addition to these three key stakeholders, the NCP is in contact with various other organisations, which include industry associations, entrepreneurs' organisations, the Netherlands Enterprise Agency, the Social and Economic Council (SER), CSR Netherlands and others.
The advisory members connect the ministries most closely involved with the topics of responsible business conduct: the ministries of Foreign Affairs, Economic Affairs, Infrastructure & Environment and Social Affairs & Employment. Also, the NCP has the ability to request advice from other ministries in the case of potential future CSR discussions relating to the expertise of these departments.
Open stakeholder meetings
The NCP organises open stakeholder meetings twice a year aimed at bringing
these different stakeholders (business, NGOs and others interested in the work
of the NCP) together and to inform them on developments concerning the OECD
Guidelines and the NCP.
You can find information about the next session in the events calendar.