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3 Access to remedy [page 17]

Legal remedies provided by the State

“the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises provide access to remedy through the National Contact Points (NCP). All countries adhering to the OECD Guidelines are obliged to set up their own NCP to support and promote the Guidelines. Sweden’s NCP is a tripartite collaboration between the State, the business sector and employee organisations. The State is represented by several ministries at the Government Offices and the Ministry for Foreign Affairs is the convener. The business sector is represented by the Confederation of Swedish Enterprise and the Swedish Trade Federation, and employee organisations by the Swedish Trade Union Confederation, the Swedish Confederation of Professional Associations, the Confederation of Professional Employees, Unionen and IF Metall. As the Guidelines are voluntary, the NCP has no competence to issue any sanctions. The NCP’s main task is to promote corporate compliance with the Guidelines and to help resolve problems in individual cases through dialogue and discussion.”

Annex: Measures taken [page 21]

The State as actor

  • “Sweden spreads information and knowledge about CSR via the National Contact Point (NCP) for the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises and via public diplomacy. The NCP has handled four notifications since 2012. The NCP’s main roles are to handle notifications and promote and provide information about the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises.”

Annex: Measures planned [page 28]

How can the State support the business sector?

“The Ministry for Foreign Affairs is to examine the possibility of strengthening the Swedish National Contact Point (NCP) for the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises. The NCP’s main role is to handle notifications but it is also meant to promote and improve awareness of the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises. The NCP is also intended to increase contacts and collaboration with NCPs in non-OECD countries.”

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