By adhering to the reviewed OECD Declaration on International Investment and Multinational Enterprises, the Italian Government committed to assuring an open environment favourable to trans-national investments, at the same time promoting a responsible business conduct.
In order to encourage the diffusion of such responsible behaviour, the OECD elaborated the Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises, which are an annex to the above Declaration. The Guidelines are a set of non-binding recommendations and standards for a socially responsible conduct of enterprises, including SMEs, operating in the liberalised international market.
The Guidelines content covers all the several dimensions of the entrepreneurial activities and is structured into three parts:
1. transparency, employment and industrial relations, environment, fight against corruption, consumers protection, science and technology transfer, competition and taxation (Part I)
2. organisational and functional requirements of the National Contact Points (NCPs), bodies in charge of supporting the promotion and implementation of the Guidelines (Part II)
3. comments on the Guidelines contents (Part III).
Italy has established its own National Contact Point within the Ministry of the Economic Development, Department for Enterprise and Internationalisation, Directorate General for Industrial Policy and Competitiveness. The NPC location in this Ministry acknowledges that Italy deems the adoption of responsible practices to be a qualifying element of the production system and of the Made in Italy.
[ICE/INVITALIA/SACE/SIMEST] , as a Governmental Agency, supports a responsible growth and is committed to the promotion of the Guidelines among the enterprises.
OECD National Contact Point (Italy)
MINISTRY of ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
Department for Enterprise and Internationalisation
Directorate General for Industrial Policy and Competitiveness
Via Molise, n. 2
00187 Rome (Italy)