Chapter I.4: Multinationals not defined

A precise definition of multinational enterprises is not required for the purposes of the Guidelines. These enterprises operate in all sectors of the economy. They usually comprise companies or other entities established in more than one country and so linked that they may co-ordinate their operations in various ways. While one or more of these entities may be able to exercise a significant influence over the activities of others, their degree of autonomy within the enterprise may vary widely from one multinational enterprise to another. Ownership may be private, State or mixed. The Guidelines are addressed to all the entities within the multinational enterprise (parent companies and/or local entities). According to the actual distribution of responsibilities among them, the different entities are expected to co-operate and to assist one another to facilitate observance of the Guidelines.


All Cases  Closed Cases   Overdue Cases (more than 12 months)
Title sort up sort down Issue Host Country(s) Lead NCP Date submitted NCP Decision Current status sort up sort down Duration sort up sort down Positive outcome
Swatch Group V Union Syndicale Suisse (USS)

Failure to recognise collective bargaining agreement

Switzerland

Switzerland NCP


01/02/2004

Rejected

Closed

Closed on 01/06/2005
69 weeks and 3 days
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