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. Тhe objective of the OECD Due Diligence Guidelines 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.
4. 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.
5. 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.
6. 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.
7. 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.
8. 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.
9. 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.
10. This report marks the 20th anniversary of NCPs for Responsible Business Conduct as grievance mechanisms under OECD Guidelines for multinational enterprises.
11. Structure of NCP – Bulgaria