Use the following link to view the official publication of the OECD Guidelines for MNEs
Interested to know why the OECD Guidelines are important for the Netherlands?
The OECD Guidelines are important for the Netherlands, because they stipulate the Dutch government's expectations on how Dutch multinationals should act according to Responsible Business Conduct.
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 important 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.
Part I of the OECD Guidelines
Part I of the OECD Guidelines contains the 11 chapters of the Guidelines. Through the drop-down overview below you can find a short overview of each chapter. For the full text of the OECD Guidelines, please refer to the link at the top of this page.
Part II of the OECD Guidelines
Part II of the OECD Guidelines contains the following sections. For the full text, please refer to the OECD Guidelines through the link at the top of this page.
All countries adhering to the OECD Guidelines, have established a National Contact Point (NCP). All the information regarding the Netherlands National Contact Point can be found under NCP.
The objective of the OECD Due Diligence Guidance for Responsible Business Conduct is to provide practical support to enterprises on the implementation of the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises.
The Due Diligence Guidance and the Due Diligence Guidances per sector can be found here.
You can also join the OECD e-learning Academy on Responsible Business Conduct. The OECD e-learning Academy on Responsible Business Conduct (RBC) provides learners with a unique opportunity to advance their knowledge on responsible business conduct and OECD risk-based due diligence.