2009 – 2011 Campaign to Reform the U.S. NCP

Accountability Counsel believes that the U.S. NCP fails to meet its potential as a tool for addressing concerns from communities harmed by multinational corporations. The mechanism is little known, and complaints made are not fully or transparently addressed. This failure is a loss for all potential users of this mechanism, including affected people around the world, labor unions, civil society groups, and businesses.

Accountability Counsel has worked with the NCP’s Stakeholder Advisory Board – a coalition of labor, human rights, environmental, academic, policy, and sustainable finance groups – to improve the functioning of the U.S. NCP. Our goal is to achieve positive reforms so that communities around the world will be able to use the U.S. NCP as an effective tool for seeking accountability for US corporations’ non-compliance with the guidelines.