Why is IRBC necessary? Companies create jobs, drive wellbeing and innovation, and generate economic growth. International enterprise is very important to Dutch businesses and consumers. Businesses can contribute to sustainable growth by respecting human rights and the environment in their international dealings –but they must be vigilant. The globalisation of production chains means that Dutch businesses may unwittingly become involved, either directly or indirectly, in child labour, hazardous working conditions, the unlawful appropriation of farmland, or harmful effects on vulnerable ecosystems. The Dutch NCP, responsible for promoting the OECD Guidelines for multinational enterprises, have been asked occasionally, to do a prescan of the Agreements to check if they are 'OECD Guidelines proof'.
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