2020 marks the 20th anniversary of National Contact Points (NCP) for Responsible Business Conduct (RBC) as non-judicial grievance mechanisms under the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises.
Since 2000, 49 NCPs for RBC have handled more than 500 cases, addressing impacts from business operations in over 100 countries and territories, linked to alleged corporate, social, environmental, labour or human rights abuses. This process can lead to remedy for victims and bring about significant changes in corporate conduct, thereby contributing to the prevention of future harms.
USCIB President & CEO
"We believe in inclusive multilateralism, where all stakeholders have a seat at the table together. OECD is a leader in that respect, and that's one reason business is committed to OECD".
TUAC & AFL-CIO President
"We hope the OECD will bring its leadership to the task of ensuring that the challenges of technological change and the transition to a low-carbon economy are managed in ways that lead to working people enjoying better lives and a fair share of the wealth we create."
OECD Watch Coordinator, SOMO researcher
"Our engagement with the OECD has helped improve the functioning of some National Contact Points and strengthen standards for responsible business conduct under the OECD Guidelines and due diligence guidances".
CSISAC Steering Group, former EPIC President
"The rapid deployment of Artificial Intelligence (AI) raises profound challenges to democracy. The OECD AI Guidelines are the first international policy framework to help ensure fairness, accountability and transparency in the use of AI".
ICSC Executive Director
"Alliances can remind large multilateral institutions like the OECD that they are accountable and responsible for their actions and results towards the citizens of their member countries, many of which have given CSOs the mandate to speak up for them".