National Contact Point for Responsible Business Conduct

The National Contact Point (NCP) promotes the observance of the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprise on Responsible Business Conduct and discusses with the parties concerned all relevant issues so as to contribute to the resolution of any problems which might arise.

The OECD Guidelines are legally non-binding recommendations on responsible business conduct addressed by the governments of the 38 OECD member states as well as a dozen other states to multinational enterprises operating in or from their territories. They apply wherever multinational companies are involved in business activities. Each participating state is obliged to set up a National Contact Point, which is assigned the following duties:

  • Raise awareness of the OECD Guidelines
  • Promote the implementation
  • Be available to advise in case of questions and queries as a platform for dialogue or informal mediator
  • Collaborate and exchange information with other NCPs
  • Submit annual reports on its activities during the annual meeting of NCPs at the OECD

The NCP and the OECD Guidelines are a central reference in the Federal Council's CSR Action Plan 2020-2023 (see in particular measures 1, 2, 4, 5 and 16).   

The Swiss government has commissioned an analysis of the implementation of due diligence procedures for responsible business conduct by Swiss companies. Click here for the results of the study (PDF, 12 MB, 01.12.2023).

Under the motto "Solutions for responsible business conduct", SECO State Secretary Helene Budliger Artieda, Prof. Christine Kaufmann, company representatives and stakeholders from business, NGOs, trade unions and academia discussed the updated OECD Guidelines at the NCP event on 30 November 2023.

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Short video promoting the work of the NCPs.

Information and reports

National Contact Point of Switzerland

In Switzerland, the NCP is located at the State Secretariat of Economic Affairs (SECO) at the International Investment and Multinational Enterprises unit.

Lukas Siegenthaler, Head of the National Contact Point of Switzerland
Alex Kunze, National Contact Point of Switzerland
Nadja Meier, National Contact Point of Switzerland
Olivier Bovet, National Contact Point of Switzerland

From left to right: Olivier Bovet, Lukas Siegenthaler, Nadja Meier, Alex Kunze

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Last modification 19.02.2024

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Contact in Switzerland

State Secretariat for Economic Affairs SECO
National Contact Point of Switzerland
Holzikofenweg 36
3003 Bern
Phone:   +41 58 464 15 03


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