Handling Specific Instances of the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises

The OECD Guidelines comprise recommendations issued by states to multinational enterprises. They provide non-binding principles and standards for responsible business conduct in a global context consistent with applicable laws.

Finland is committed to promoting compliance with the OECD Guidelines. The Guidelines are supported by a mechanism of National Contact Points (NCPs), which are established by compliant governments to promote and implement the Guidelines. The NCPs also serve as a liaison and offer a forum for the settlement of disputes with regard to the application of the Guidelines in specific instances.

Implementation of the Guidelines in a specific instance refers to a situation where a party wishes to establish whether a specific multinational enterprise has operated according to the Guidelines. In such cases, the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment together with the Committee on Corporate Social Responsibility acts as the Finnish OECD National Contact Point (Government Decree 591/2008). Upon request of the Ministry, the Committee gives its opinion on whether the enterprise has operated according to the Guidelines.

For further information on the OECD Guidelines, see page Key guidelines on CSR.

Brochure on the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises

Further information:

Senior Specialist Laura Pätsi, (laura.patsi(at)gov.fi, tel. +358 29 50 47276) and
Senior Officer for Legal Affairs Sami Teräväinen (sami.teravainen(at)gov.fi, tel. +358 29 50 60088)

When contacting the NCP by email, please send a copy to ncp-finland.tem(at)gov.fi.