National Contact Point for Responsible Business Conduct
Countries adhering to the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises on Responsible Business Conducts support and promote standards for responsible business conduct through National Contact Points (NCPs). Sweden’s NCP is a tripartite collaboration between the State, the business sector and worker organisations.
- Responsible ministries
- Ministry for Foreign Affairs
About the Swedish National Contact Point for Responsible Business Conduct
About the Swedish National Contact Point for Responsible Business Conduct (NCP)
The OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises on Responsible Business Conduct (the Guidelines) are joint recommendations on responsible business conduct from governments to multinational enterprises regardless of where they operate. The Guidelines contain non-binding principles but the countries adhering to the Guidelines make a binding commitment to apply them. Adherents include both OECD member countries and a number of non-member countries. The Guidelines were most recently revised in 2011.
The Governments of the adhering countries have also undertaken to promote the Guidelines by establishing a National Contact Point to which different stakeholders can report enterprises they consider have breached the Guidelines. The NCP is also required to provide information on and promote the implementation of the Guidelines, and to serve as a forum for dialogue on issues related to their implementation. The NCP cannot review court decisions but can give recommendations and mediate between parties.
Sweden's NCP is a tripartite collaboration between the State, the business sector and trade unions. The business sector is represented by The Confederation of Swedish Enterprise, The Swedish Trade Federation and The Swedish Federation of Business Owners. The trade unions are represented by The Swedish Trade Union Confederation, The Swedish Confederation of Professional Associations, The Swedish Confederation of Professional Employees, Unionen, IF Metall and The Swedish Association of Graduate Engineers. The Ministry for Foreign Affairs is the NCP Convener. The Ambassador for Sustainable business (CSR) is the chair of the NCP.
Form for submitting a complaint
If you want to submit a complaint you are referred to this form:
Guidelines for responsible business conduct
The OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises on Responsible Business Conduct, the UN Global Compact, the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights and the ILO Core Conventions all aim to encourage enterprises to promote sustainable business practices.
Information on the OECD website
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- Form for submitting a complaint
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