The National Contact Point of Lithuania (‘NCP’) functions as a promoter and implementer of the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises (‘Guidelines’). The NCP has a tripartite structure and is made up of state institutions, business, and trade unions.
Who can access it?
Complaints (specific instances) can be filed by the business community, employee organizations and other stakeholders who require guidance on the implementation of the Guidelines.
How does it work?
The NCP makes an initial assessment as to whether the issues raised should be investigated further and gives an answer to the applicant. If it decides further investigation is required then it may:
- call on the relevant authorities, business community, employee organizations NGOs and experts for advice.
- consult with other countries NCPs.
- call on the Investment Committee for advice in specific cases where there is doubt about the interpretation of the Guidelines.
- where both parties to a dispute agree, it may provide a means of conciliation or mediation by which the parties may come to an agreement.
The NCP takes steps to protect sensitive information. Confidentiality is maintained pending the procedures.
The result of this procedure may be an agreement between the two parties or the NCP’s own advice on the implementation of the Guidelines. If the parties fail to agree, the NCP may, if necessary, provide its own recommendation on the implementation of the Guidelines.
After consultation with the parties, the NCP may publicize the agreement, unless preserving confidentiality would best suit the interests of effective implementation of the Guidelines.
This page will be updated with information on the Lithuanian National Contact Point. General information on OECD National Contact Points can be accessed here.