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1. Тhe NEW OECD Guidelines are recommendations from governments to multinational enterprises developing economic activity. They provide non- binding principles and standards for Responsible Business Conduct in a global context, consistent with applicable law and internationally recognized standards.

2. Тhe OECD Guidelines are recommendations from governments to multinational enterprises developing economic activity. They provide non- binding principles and
    standards for Responsible Business Conduct in a global context, consistent with applicable law and internationally recognized standards.

3. The Internal rules regulate the organization and activity of the NCP for Responsible Business Conduct in Bulgaria and its coordination with the Working Group and the supervisory body of the NCP Bulgaria – The National Economic Council, established by Decree of the Council of Ministers № 74 of 2015 in the capacity of an advisory body to the Council of Ministers. 

4. Тhe objective of the OECD Due Diligence Guidance for Responsible Business Conduct is to provide practical assistance to businesses in implementing the OECD         Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises, through articulated explanations of due diligence recommendations and related provisions.

5. Тhe objective of the OECD Due Diligence Guidance for Responsible Supply Chains in the Garment & Footwear Sector helps enterprises
implement the due diligence recommendations contained in the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises along the garment and footwear
supply chain in order to avoid and address the potential negative impacts of their activities and supply chains.

6. Тhe OECD Due Diligence Guidance for Responsible Supply Chains of Minerals from Conflict-Affected and High-Risk Areas provides detailed recommendations to help companies respect human rights and avoid contributing to conflict trough their mineral purchasing decisions and practices. This Guidance is for use by any company potentially sourcing minerals or metals from conflict-affected and high-risk areas. The OECD Guidance is global in scope and applies to all mineral supply chains.   

7. Тhe  OECD-FAO Guidance for Responsible Agricultural Supply Chains provides a common framework and globally applicable benchmark to help agri-businesses and investors contribute to sustainable development to identify and mitigate adverse impacts. The guidance is relevant for all enterprises across the entire agricultural supply chain, from the farm to the consumer across a wide range of food and non-food commodities. 

8. Тhe OECD Due Diligence Guidance for  Meaningful Stakeholder Engagement in the Extractive Sector provides a practical framework for identifying and managing risks with regard to stakeholder engagement activities to ensure companies play a role in avoiding and addressing adverse impacts as defined in the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises.The guidance also includes an assessment framework for industry to evaluate their stakeholder engagement performance and targeted advice for specific stakeholder groups such as indigenous peoples, women, workers and artisanal and small-scale miners.

9. Тhe NCP Promotion plan under the OECD Guidelines aims to present the contact point as a tool to promote voluntary compliance with the Guidelines. The main starting points of the NCP Promotion plan are raising awareness of Guidelines and implementation of recommendation by businesses. 

10. Decision №682 of the Council of Ministers, dated on 17 September 2021 is for the creation and organization of the activity of the NCP for the implementation of
    the Guidelines for Responsible Business Conduct of multinational enterprises. 

11. Decision №479 of the Council of Ministers, dated 14 July 2022, amending and supplementing Decision №682, which is for the creation and organization of the
    activities of the NCP for the implementation of the Guidelines for responsible business behavior of multinational enterprises.

12. Highlights the four key features that give the Guidelines the potential to ensure businesses behave responsibly. It also includes ten actions that governments must
    take to unlock that potential and to meet their legally binding commitment to further the effectiveness of the Guidelines.

 

13. The paper seeks to consider current challenges in initial assessment processes across NCPs and identify good practice to help ensure consistency and encourage resolution of issues as well as functional equivalence.

14. This report marks the 20th anniversary of NCPs for Responsible Business Conduct as grievance mechanisms under OECD Guidelines for multinational enterprises.

15. Structure of NCP – Bulgaria

16. BULGARIA NCP Annual Reporting Questionnaire 2022 – Questionnaire for reference

17. Annual report on the implementation of the activity of the National Contact Point of Bulgaria for Responsible Business Conduct to the Minister of Innovation and Growth and the Chairman of National Еconomic Council (NEC).