Interested to know why the OECD Guidelines are important for the Netherlands?
Because they stipulate the Dutch government's expectations on how international Dutch companies should act according to Responsible Business Conduct Matters.
The OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises are the most comprehensive set of government-backed recommendations on responsible business conduct in existence today. The governments adhering to the Guidelines aim to encourage and maximise the positive impact MNEs can make to sustainable development and enduring social progress.
The Guidelines are far-reaching recommendations addressed by governments to multinational enterprises operating in or from adhering countries. They provide voluntary principles and standards for responsible business conduct in areas such as employment and industrial relations, human rights, environment, information disclosure, combating bribery, consumer interests, science and technology, competition, and taxation.
Here you can find all the relevant information regarding the 11 Chapters:
- Chapter 1 and 2 (Concepts and Principles, General Policies)
- Chapter 3 (Disclosure)
- Chapter 4 (Human Rights)
- Chapter 5 (Employment and Industrial Relations)
- Chapter 6 (Environment)
- Chapter 7 (Combating Bribery, Bribe Solicitation and Extortion)
- Chapter 8 (Consumer Interests)
- Chapter 9 (Science and Technology)
- Chapter 10 (Competition)
- Chapter 11 (Taxation)
Find out more in the Guidelines Brochure