|The Latvian National Contact Point (NCP) is responsible for raising awareness of the Guidelines for multinational enterprises (OECD Guidelines). It is also responsible for implementing the complaint mechanism of the OECD Guidelines’|
The National Contact Point (NCP) Secretariat is based in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Department for Economic Relations and Development Cooperation.
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
K.Valdemāra Str. 3,
Phone: +371 67016418
Fax: +371 67828121
The Latvian NCP has a tripartite structure: it includes representatives of Ministries and other governmental institutions, Employers’ Confederation of Latvia and Free Trade Union Confederation of Latvia.
The NCP role is to:
- promote awareness and accessibility of the OECD Guidelines;
- explain the Guidelines to the interested parties;
- provide a platform for discussion and assistance to stakeholders to help find a resolution for issues arising from the alleged non-observance of the OECD Guidelines.
Promotion of the OECD Guidelines
Contact us if you think that your business or organisation would find it useful to have the Latvian NCP staff give a presentation on the OECD Guidelines and the Latvian NCP.
Any interested party have a possibility to report violations of the OECD Guidelines by an enterprise to the NCP. The obligation of the NCP is to provide stakeholders with a forum for discussion, thus contributing to the prevention of violations. Specific instances are not legal cases and NCPs are not judicial bodies. The NCP focus on problem solving – they offer good offices and facilitate access to consensual and non-adversarial procedures (e.g. conciliation or mediation).
Specific instance notified by JSC Norvik Bank regarding efficiency and transparency of the Latvia’s legal system and public institutions.
Responsible Business conduct in Action
- The Latvian NCP 2015 REPORT TO THE OECD
- Annual reports on the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises
RECOMMENDATIONS FOR RESPONSIBLE BUSINESS CONDUCT IN A GLOBAL CONTEXT
OECD Guidelines in short
- Recommendations by governments to multinational enterprises operating in or from their countries;
- Endorsed by stakeholders;
- Harmonised (not competing) with other instruments
- The onlyresponsible business conduct instrument with an implementation mechanism (NCP);
- Global reach through supply chains;
- Aim to enhance business contribution to sustainable development ;
- The most comprehensive international instrument on responsible business conduct: covers all areas of business ethics
CHAPTERS OF THE OECD GUIDELINES
- Concepts and Principles
- General Policies
- Human Rights
- Employment and Industrial Relations
- Combating Bribery, Bribe Solicitation and Extortion
- Consumer Interests
- Science and Technology
SOME EXAMPLES OF “PROACTIVE AGENDA” (SECTOR) PROJECTS:
- Due Diligence Guidance for Responsible Minerals Supply Chains
- Guide on Meaningful Stakeholder Engagement in Extractives Sector
- Guidance for Investors in Agricultural Supply Chains
- Guidance for Responsible Textiles Supply Chains
- NEW: Guidance on Due Diligence for the Financial Sector