International businesses and corporate social responsibility
The Norwegian Government expects that Norwegian enterprises with international business demonstrate corporate social responsibility and:
- Follow laws and regulations in the countries they operate in.
- Is familiar with the UN Guiding Principles and the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprise, and use these to develop strategies for responsible business.
- Demonstrate caution and map the human rights risk related to its business operations. This is particularly relevant for companies operating in demanding markets.
The Government’s action plan for business and human rights, states that companies seeking public financial support or services, will receive good and unified information and guidance on corporate social responsibility and the Government’s expectations on respecting human rights. The website is part of this work.