Partners and stakeholders


The true intent and purpose of the Guidelines can only be realised through collaborative and multi-stakeholder action. Adhering governments engage with stakeholders in different ways in the implementation of the Guidelines. On a national level, many of these interactions are channeled through NCPs. On an international level, business, trade unions, civil and other partners regularly interact with the OECD.

‌‌Business and Industry Advisory Committee to the OECD (BIAC) is an independent international business association devoted to advising government policy makers at the OECD.
Founded in 1962, BIAC promotes the interests of the OECD's business community by engaging, understanding and advising policy makers on a broad range of issues.
Through its 38 policy groups, which cover the major aspects of OECD work most relevant to business, BIAC members participate in meetings, global forums and consultations with OECD leadership, government delegates, committees and working groups. BIAC advocates consensus industry views so to ensure that the resulting policy instruments and guidance assist, not hinder, private sector capacity to generate growth and prosperity.

‌Trade Union Advisory Committee to the OECD (TUAC) is an international trade union organisation that represents the views on trade unions at the OECD.
TUAC was founded in 1948 as a trade union advisory committee for the European Recovery Programme - the Marshall Plan.
TUAC's role is to help ensure that global markets are balanced by an effective social dimension. Through regular consultations with various OECD committees TUAC co-ordinates and represents the views of the trade union movement in industrialised countries.

‌OECD Watch is a global network of civil society organisations. More than 80 members in 45 counties are committed to ensuring that business activity contributes to sustainable development and poverty eradication, and to holding corporations accountable for their activities.
OECD Watch acts as a conduit for bringing the perspectives and interests of NGOs and disadvantaged communities into policy discussions at the OECD Investment Committee. In addition to monitoring and advocating for improved NCP performance and implementation of the Guidelines, OECD Watch develops policy advice on a wide range of social, environmental and economic topics related to international investment and business activity.

Other important partners 

UN Working Group on Business and Human Rights

UN Global Compact

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International Labour Organisation

ILO helpdesk for business:

ILO MNE learning module:

International Coordinating Committee onf National Human Rights Institutions

Global Reporting Initiative

International Organisation for Standardization


UN Economic and Social Commission of Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP)


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