Annual reports on the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises


2020 Annual Report on NCP Activity 


The 2020 Annual Report on NCP Activity covers the activities undertaken to promote the effective implementation of the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises by the OECD secretariat, adherents to the Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises and their National Contact Points for RBC from January to December 2020.

The year 2020 has been a notable one for NCPs for two main reasons. First, it marked the 20th anniversary of NCPs as non-judicial grievance mechanisms. Several activities were organised on this important milestone. The Secretariat published a report highlighting the many strengths and achievements of NCPs in addressing corporate impacts in an increasingly complex and globalised world, but also some enduring challenges and weaknesses that may hinder their contribution to remedy. In this regard, the report identifies a number of avenues for governments to strengthen their NCPs and maximise their contribution to remedy. The Global Forum on Responsible Business Conduct was also partly dedicated to access to remedy and NCPs as part of their 20th anniversary.

Second, NCP activity was strongly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, as office closures, meeting restrictions and travel bans disrupted their ability to deliver on their mandates. Like for most government services, this led to events cancellations and delayed work. However, NCPs were progressively able to adjust and ensure that promoting the Guidelines and handling could continue largely remotely.


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Previous ‌annual reports

2019 - English | French

2018 - English | French

2017 - English | French

2016 - English | French

2015 - English | French

2014 - Responsible business conduct by sector

2013 - Responsible business conduct in action

2012 - Mediation and consensus building 

2011 - A new agenda for the future

2010 - Corporate responsibility - Reinforcing a unique instrument

2009 - Consumer empowerment

2008 - Employment and industrial relations

2007 - Corporate responsibility in the financial sector

2006 - Conducting business in weak governance zones

2005 - Corporate responsibility in the developing world

2004 - Encouraging the contribution of business to the environment

2003 - Enhancing the role of business in the fight against corruption

2002 - Responsible supply chain management

2001 - Global instruments for corporate responsibility

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