Croatian National Contact Point for RBC

CROATIAN NATIONAL CONTACT POINT FOR RESPONSIBLE BUSINESS CONDUCT

Croatian National Contact Point for Responsible Business Conduct (NCP for RBC) was established in 2019.

The NCP for RBC is responsible for promoting and providing information on the Guidelines and procedures for applying them, providing their contribution to the resolution of issues related to the implementation of the Guidelines in specific instances, making initial assessments as to whether a specific issue deserves further examination, for offering good services, including access to conciliation or mediation procedures in order to assist parties in resolving issues.

The NCP for RBC consists of two bodies: Secretariat and External Body.

The NCP Secretariat is in charge of coordinating all activities within the NCP, providing administrative support for operation of the External Body, preparing annual reports on activities of the NCP to the OECD Investment Committee and participating in annual meetings of the OECD Working Group on Responsible Business.
The NCP Secretariat consists of one official from the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs and one official from the Ministry of Economy.

The NCP External Body consists of one representative from each of the following:

  • the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs,
  • the Ministry of Economy/Ministry of Environmental Protection and Green Transition,
  • the Ministry of Justice, Public Administration, and Digital Transformation,
  • the Ministry of Finance,
  • the Ministry of Labour, Pension System, Family and Social Policy,
  • the Office for Human Rights and Rights of National Minorities,
  • the Croatian Chamber of Economy,
  • the Croatian Employers’ Association,
  • the Independent Trade Unions of Croatia,
  • the Union of Autonomous Trade Unions of Croatia,
  • the MATICA Association of Trade Unions,
  • the Croatian Business Council for Sustainable Development,
  • the Croatian Association for Reconciliation,
  • an NGO dealing with human rights,
  • an NGO dealing with environmental protection,
  • an NGO dealing with consumers protection.

The NCP External Body is responsible for assisting parties in resolving issues arising from application of the Guidelines in specific instances as well as other promotion activities and implementation of the Guidelines in coordination with the NCP Secretariat.

PROCEDURE IN SPECIFIC INSTANCES

One of the tasks of the NCP for RBC is to to contribute to the resolution of issues that arise relating to implementation of the Guidelines in Specific Instances, in an impartial, predictable and fair manner, in accordance with the principles and standards of the Guidelines.

The NCP for RBC provides a forum for discussion and assists the business community, workers’ organizations, other NGOs and relevant stakeholders in resolving the issues brought to attention in an effective and timely manner and in accordance with applicable law.

NCP Rules of Procedure (available only in Croatian at the moment)

CONTACT OF THE NKT SECRETARIAT:

OECD – National Contact Point for RBC
Trg N.Š. Zrinskog 7-8
10 000 Zagreb

Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs:
Phone: +385 1 4597 786
E-mail: nkt-oecd@mvep.hr

Ministry of Economy:
Phone: +385 1 6109 765
E-mail: oecd-nkt@mingor.hr