Canada is Back, But Still Far Behind: An Assessment of Canadas National Contact Point for the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises

Since 2000, Canada has maintained a National Contact Point (NCP) responsible for promoting multinational companies' adherence to guidelines for responsible business conduct developed by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). This document assesses the NCP's performance to date, particularly with regard to harm prevention and access to remedy. It examines the NCP?s handling of five complaints concerning Canadian corporate misconduct abroad, all of which involved allegations of human rights violations and/or environmental harm associated with the extractive sector. While this report examines five cases, they are illustrative of the NCP?s approach.

File Type: pdf
Categories: Canadian Mining, CSR Effectiveness Analyses
Author: Above Ground, MiningWatch Canada, OECD Watch