Business and Human Rights: National Action Plan, 2015

Norway Current 2015

Linked with Norway’s foreign policy and development cooperation, the action plan launched in 2015 seeks to support the business sector in using and reporitng on the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights. It sets out the Norwegian authorities’ expectations of Norwegian companies, and makes clear what support and advice companies are entitled to from the Norwegian authorities. It among others provides for “pooling the resources of several actors that currently advise companies on corporate social responsibility by establishing a single advisory centre”.

Scope

Social

Industry sectors covered by the instrument

All/none specified

Organizations covered by the instrument

Companies operating internationally

Issuer type

Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Type of instrument

Strategy

Mandatory or voluntary

Voluntary

The geographical scope

National/federal

Project Partners