[PDF] Letter to US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton re OECD Guidelines update
Author: US Council for Intl. Business, Published on: 15 April 2010
USCIB supports a targeted update of the text of the OECD Guidelines to ensure that they remain relevant and incorporate best practices related to corporate responsibility. A top priority in the update is to add a section on business and human rights, which we will strongly support to the extent that it is consistent with and follows from the UN framework on business and human rights being developed by Prof. John Ruggie, the UN Special Representative... The role of the NCP [National Contact Point] is to promote the use of the Guidelines and handle inquires on matters covered by the Guidelines. NCPs are not and should not be seen as either a regulatory body or a judicial process... We believe that the update of the OECD Guidelines should be used as an opportunity to refocus the Guidelines toward a proactive program to develop effective public-private partnerships that can address common challenges and provide a forum for collaboration.