UK National Contact Point (UK NCP) for the OECD’s guidelines for multinational enterprises

The UK NCP is responsible for raising awareness of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) guidelines for multinational enterprises, and for implementing the complaints mechanism.

The UK NCP is part of the Department for International Trade (DIT). Its work is partly funded by the Department for International Development (DFID).

OECD guidelines for multinational enterprises

The OECD guidelines for multinational enterprises are a set of standards intended to promote responsible business conduct by enterprises based in the 47 adhering states.

They cover a range of issues including those related to:

  • human rights
  • environment
  • employment
  • bribery
  • disclosure of company information
  • supply chain management
  • taxation

The UK NCP is responsible for:

  • promoting a general awareness of the guidelines
  • implementing the complaints mechanism set out in them

How to make a complaint to UK NCP

Promotion of the OECD guidelines for multinational enterprises

Contact UK.NCP@trade.gov.uk if you want UK NCP to give a presentation on the OECD guidelines to your business or organisation.

UK NCP steering board

The work of the UK NCP is overseen by a steering board. To ensure that the board reflects a wide range of views, its members come from:

  • the business world
  • trade unions
  • non-governmental organisations
  • other government departments

Find the terms of reference for the UK NCP steering board.

Note of the 38th meeting of the UK National Contact Point steering board held on 7 February 2018 (PDF, 119KB, 3 pages)

UK NCP case statements on OECD guidelines for multinational enterprises

Find previous assessments and statements on complaints made to the UK NCP.

Find archived UK NCP case statements.

Contact the UK NCP for OECD guidelines for multinational enterprises

Contact UK.NCP@trade.gov.uk if you have any queries or complaints under the OECD guidelines. You can write to:

UK National Contact Point for the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises
Department for International Trade
3 Whitehall Place
London SW1A 2AW
United Kingdom