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National Contact Points for Responsible Business Conduct (NCPs for RBC) are agencies established by governments. Their mandate is twofold: to promote the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises, and related due diligence guidance, and to handle cases (referred to as “specific instances”) as a non-judicial grievance mechanism. To date, 48 governments have an NCP for RBC.

Highlights

Progress report on National Contact Points for Responsible Business Conduct

 

The Progress Report on National Contact Points for Responsible Business Conduct released at the 2019 OECD’s Ministerial Council Meeting (MCM) in Paris addresses the need for more government support and resources to ensure that National Contact Points for Responsible Business Conduct (NCPs) reach their full potential.

 

Guide for National Contact Points on issuing Recommendations and Determinations

 

This guide maps NCP practices and identifies trends regarding the issuance of recommendations and determinations in specific instances. It highlights opportunities, challenges and good practices regarding recommendations and determinations and reflects stakeholder perspectives in this regard.

 

Guide for National Contact Points on Structures and Activities

 

This guide examines how NCPs have operationalised five structural elements into their institutional arrangements (legal mandate, decision-making, advisory bodies, resources and reporting), and analyses how different NCP structures impact NCP activity.

List of National Contact Points

Learn more about the different National Contact Points on the country links below. The European Union supports the Guidelines as an observer.

Download contact details for NCPs

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Kathryn Dovey is responsible for coordination with National Contact Points at the OECD.

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