Norway NCP

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Overview

OECD member Number of trade union cases 3 NCP Type Independent Expert Body
Description The Norwegian National Contact Point is an independent structure that is financed by and accountable to the Norwegian Government. The Norwegian NCP comprises four experts and a secretariat. The members are appointed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Trade and Industry, based on recommendations from the Confederation of Norwegian Enterprises (NHO), the Confederation of Norwegian Trade Unions (LO) and the Forum for Environment and Development (ForUM).

The secretariat comprises three staff members recruited by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

ResourcesThe Norwegian NCP is supported financially and administratively by the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Procedures The Norwegian NCP has published the information it requries in submitting a case:

1. The identity of the complainant or complainants including your identity, the main two contact persons, name of the organisation, contact details (including email, web-site, and telephone).
2. If you are bringing a complaint on behalf of others (e.g. on behalf of a local union or community), explain your interest in this case and mandate or reason for bringing the complaint.
3. The identity and location of the company offices and why you consider this company is relevant to the Norwegian NCP. Provide relevant information on the company’ corporate structure and location that you consider will assist the NCP in this regard.
4. Provide detailed information on the alleged breaches of the Guidelines and provide relevant information on developments. List the chapter(s) and paragraph(s) in the Guidelines that you consider the company to be breaching.
5. Provide detailed evidence and information that supports the allegations. Official documents, reports, studies, articles, witness statements can all be
considered. The Norwegian NCP requires enough information to substantiate what has taken place – anecdotal statements or unsubstantiated allegations are not sufficient.
6. Provide details on dealings that you or co-complainants have had with the company (including details of exchanges) relevant to address the reasons for this complaint.
7. What actions do you consider the company should take to resolve the problem?
8. What is your objective in bringing the case?
9. Are there any additional details that you wish to bring to the attention of the Norwegian NCP and the company?
10. Please confirm that you are aware that all the information you provide to the Norwegian NCP will be shared with the company. If you wish to make an exception and keep information confidential please provide justification. Please also confirm that you understand that the Norwegian NCP’s approach to resolving complaints is in the first instance to facilitate conciliation or mediation between the complainant and the company.

Links to Procedures NCP Procedural Guidance

Norwegian National Contact Point Procedures

Norwegian NCP - How to Submit a Complaint

Recent Developments In 2011, Norway finalised the reform of the NCP establishing its new NCP on 1 March 2011.

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Contact Information

Full name Norway NCP Contact Name Kamilla H. Kolshus Address NCP Norway - Norges OECD kontaktpunkt
PO Box 8114 Dep
Oslo
N-0032
Telephone +47 23 95 03 98
Kamilla H. Kolshus
Second Telephone +47 976 40 851
Email oecdncp@mfa.no
Third Email e-nok@mfa.no
NCP Website http://blogg.regjeringen.no/ansvarlignaringsliv-en/
This web site is in English
Second NCP Website http://www.responsiblebusiness.no/
This web site is in Norwegian