Stakeholders

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 organisations
Trade Union Advisory Committee (TUAC) – representation of international trade unions
OECD Watch – representation of international NGOs

The Dutch NCP maintains contact with the Dutch representatives of these organisations, which are the NCP's key stakeholders: FNV (trade unions), OECD Watch (NGOs) and VNO-NCW (business community).

NCP+ platform

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 particular. 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), RBC 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 and Climate Policy, Infrastructure & Water Management 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 to inform the different stakeholders (business, NGOs and other interested in the work of the NCP) on developments concerning the OECD Guidelines and the NCP. Under events, you can find information of past and future sessions.