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29 November 2023
Rotterdam, Netherlands
NEDS matchmaking 2023

Corporate Social Responsibility

The Dutch government values Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) - also known as Responsible Business Conduct (RBC) - in international business and supports the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises. These guidelines set out the CSR standards for entrepreneurs who do business internationally. Although these guidelines were initially developed for multinational companies, they are relevant to small and medium-sized companies and other kind of organisations as well. The Dutch government expects all organisations to make sure their activities follow these guidelines in other countries.

OECD Guidelines
According to the OECD Guidelines, organisations can make a positive contribution to progress in the economy, environment and society. The guidelines also encourage them to make this contribution. However, they also indicate that (corporate) activities can have a negative effect on employees, human rights, the environment, consumers and businesses.

Other practical tips & tools:

CSR self-scan
In the self-scan about CSR, we will ask about the activities of your organisation. You can download the document: ‘tips for applying the OECD Guidelines’ for more information related to these questions. This document also offers tips about the OECD Guidelines and how to apply them when doing business abroad or developing international cooperation.

Other practical tips & tools:

There are no right or wrong answers. The questions are meant to give you an idea of your organisation's current situation regarding CSR. It is important that your organisation looks at its own activities, but also to be aware of your supply chain or behaviour of local partners.

More information
If you have any questions, please contact us by phone. You can reach us during office hours (08:30-17:00 CET) on 088 042 42 42 (local rate). Or visit our website at RVO.nl for other ways to contact us.

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