Wednesday, 22 May 2019

Questions (123)

Mattie McGrath


123. Deputy Mattie McGrath asked the Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation further to Parliamentary Question No. 96 of 16 May 2019, the social partners her Department has been in contact with regarding the appointment of a national focal point; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [22223/19]

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Written answers (Question to Business)

Further to Parliamentary Question No. 96 of 16 May 2019 concerning the non-binding Tripartite Declaration of Principles concerning Multinational Enterprises and Social Policy (MNE Declaration), my Department has been in discussion with the Irish Congress of Trade Unions (ICTU) and the employers' association Ibec in this regard. The Declaration encourages the appointment of tripartite agreed national focal-points to promote the use of the MNE Declaration and its principles, whenever appropriate and meaningful in the national context. The Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Unit of my Department promotes the Declaration as part of its Corporate Social Responsibility for Larger Companies.