Canada's NCP is an interdepartmental committee chaired by the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade. The role of the NCP is to promote awareness of the OECD Guidelines (the Guidelines) (PDF* - 1.75KB) for MNEs and to ensure their effective implementation.
What are the Guidelines?
The Guidelines provide recommendations on voluntary principles and standards for responsible business conduct, consistent with domestic and international laws. The Guidelines represent the only multilaterally-endorsed comprehensive code of conduct that 41 countries have committed to promote.
Why have Guidelines?
The Guidelines address public concerns about the social, economic and environmental impact of MNE activities on the societies in which they work (including and beyond OECD area) and provide an important framework for business in advancing corporate social responsibility (CSR).
Who are these Guidelines for?
MNEs recognize the value of adopting management strategies that promote responsible conduct as well as aligning their business objectives with community values. The National Contact Point provides a forum where MNEs, Canadian business, non-governmental and labour organizations can share best practices and voice their views and concerns on broad as well as specific instances.
How to contact Canada's National Contact Point?
Canada's NCP can be reached by:
Tel: (613) 996-0245
Fax: (613) 944-7153
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