Karin Buhmann re-appointed member of corporate accountability institution



MSC professor re-appointed member of corporate accountability institution

Karin Buhmann

MSC Professor Karin Buhmann has been re-appointed by the Minister of Commerce as a member of Denmark’s National Contact Point (NCP) for Responsible Business Conduct (‘Mæglings- og Klageinstitutionen for Ansvarlig Virksomhedsadfærd). NCPs are national institutions set up under the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises, a comprehensive guidance instrument for responsible business conduct in regard to i.a. human rights, labour, the environment, anti-corruption and taxation. NCP have the dual task of raising awareness of the Guidelines and handling complaints of violations of the Guidelines. Through statements, critique and recommendations NCPs provide corporate accountability and help shape future responsible business conduct.

The Danish NCP is comprised of a chairman, an expert member, and three members nominated by the Danish civil society (’92-gruppen’), the Danish labour movement, and the Confederation of Danish Industries. Prof. Buhmann holds the civil society seat upon nomination. She was first appointed when the Danish NCP was re-launched 2012 with a strengthened multi-stakeholder structure and has been reappointed in 2015 and 2019.

Important statements from the Danish NCP have addressed employers’ retention of employees’ passports or other ID documents – a practice resulting in slavery-like conditions; criticised a textile company for inadequate risk-management and due diligence in regard to building safety and labour issues at a supplier factory in Bangladesh; and issued critique of the Danish Ministry of Defence for its supply-chain management for a ship allegedly constructed by North Korean forced labour.

Read more on the Institution’s website.

For further information, please contact Karin Buhmann, kbu.msc@cbs.dk.

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