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OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises

The Trade Policy Unit represents Ireland at the OECD on the implementation of the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises.

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) initiated a Convention on Combating Bribery of Foreign Officials in 1997. 

Further information on the OECD Convention and of the wider Irish Government involvement in this process, is explained on www.anticorruption.ie.

The OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises (MNEs) are recommendations addressed by governments to multinational enterprises operating in or from adhering countries, including Ireland. They form part of an international framework to ensure that the operations of MNEs are in harmony with government policies, to strengthen the basis of mutual confidence between enterprises and the societies in which they operate, to help improve the foreign investment climate and to enhance the contribution to sustainable development made by multinational enterprises. The OECD guidelines provide voluntary principles and standards for responsible business conduct consistent with applicable laws and internationally recognised standards.

Irish NCP contact

Andrew Colgan
Email: oecdncp@dbei.gov.ie

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