Australian National Contact Point for Responsible Business Conduct

The Australian National Contact Point is responsible for promoting the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises on Responsible Business Conduct.

We provide conciliation services to resolve complaints against multinational enterprises.

About

Complaints process

We provide a mechanism to help parties resolve conflicts of alleged non‑observance of the OECD Guidelines

OECD Guidelines

The Australian Government expects multinational enterprises to observe the OECD Guidelines (internationally agreed responsible business conduct standards)

Events and workshops

We work with businesses, academia, non‑government organisations and the OECD to raise awareness of the OECD Guidelines and the value of responsible business conduct

What's happening

Public consultation: AusNCP Complaint Procedures

Interested stakeholders are invited to provide feedback on draft revised AusNCP Complaint Procedures.

Publication

2022 Annual Report to the OECD

The AusNCP’s annual questionnaire response, provided to the OECD for inclusion in the OECD NCP Annual Report.

Publication

Updated Guidelines

The OECD has launched updated Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises on Responsible Business Conduct (OECD Guidelines).

News

Transition to the 2023 OECD Guidelines

On 8 June 2023, the OECD Ministerial Council Meeting adopted the 2023 version of the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises on Responsible Business Conduct (OECD Guidelines). The 2023 OECD Guidelines update the 2011 version of the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises.

News

Call for OECD Mediators reserve list

The OECD has put out a call for dispute resolution professionals to join their reserve list of mediators. Mediators on the reserve list may be called on to support NCPs in providing good offices through mediation.

News

Public consultation on updates to the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises

On 13 January 2023, the OECD opened its online public consultation on the targeted update to the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises.

News

In the spirit of reconciliation, the Australian National Contact Point acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of country throughout Australia and their connections to land, sea and community. We pay our respect to their Elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.