Governments that adhere to the OECD Guidelines must establish the National Contact Point (NCP) to promote the Guidelines and handle complaints against companies that have allegedly failed to adhere to Guidelines’ standards.
The Latvian NCP has a tripartite structure: it includes representatives of Ministries and other governmental institutions, Employers’ Confederation of Latvia, Latvian Chamber of commerce and industry, Free Trade Union Confederation of Latvia, and 2 independent experts.
NCP Secretariat is based in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Department for Economic Relations and Development Cooperation.
The NCP role is to:
- promote awareness and accessibility of the OECD Guidelines
- explain the OECD 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
Annual Reports of Latvian NCP to the OECD