NCP Norway Secretariat
The Secretariat consists of three full-time staff and is administratively placed in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The Secretariat prepares the assessment of complaints and raises awareness of the OECD Guidelines.
Kristel TonstadPolicy Director / Head of SecretariatShow description
Phone: + 47 47 95 72 44
Kristel Tonstad has a law degree from the University of Oslo and a Master’s in Public Policy from Harvard University. She served as Head of Secretariat of the Ethics Information Committee, which presented a draft law on transparency in supply chains, duty to know and due diligence (Transparency Act) to the Norwegian Government in 2019. In the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Tonstad worked with government policies on human rights (2015) and responsible business conduct (2009). She has served as a Norwegian diplomat in Egypt (2014 – 2016) and has previously worked as legal advocacy and policy adviser in the Norwegian Refugee Council and with UNICEF in Haiti and in the Republic of Georgia.
Åse Kristin SandSenior AdviserShow description
Phone: +47 23 95 04 63 / + 47 98 45 97 16
Sand has a Cand. Philol. degree in Media and Communication from the University of Bergen. She started in the Secretariat in 2018 and is responsible for the Norwegian NCP’s courses in responsible business conduct and due diligence for businesses. She also has experience in complaint handling. Sand worked many years in civil society in the Norwegian Burma/Myanmar Committee, with communication and advocacy. Main areas were responsible business conduct, human rights, women’s rights and democracy building. Sand has written the report “How to reduce risk: A guide for Norwegian companies in Myanmar” (in Norwegian) and conducted a study for Future in our hands on workers’ rights in the garment industry in Myanmar and Ethiopia.
Elisabeth AndvigSenior AdviserPhoto: Fredrik Naumann/Felix FeaturesShow description
Phone: + 47 951 72 591
Elisabeth Andvig is a political scientist with a Master in International Politics from Sciences Po, Bordeaux. She has worked on responsible business conduct for several years in international organizations such as the World Economic Forum, UNICEF and the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR). She was responsible for developing guidance based on the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights related to non-judicial mechanisms for access to remedy, including the OECD National Contact Points (OHCHR Accountability and Remedy Project II). She has also worked as a political adviser at the Norwegian Embassy in Mexico. Before joining the NCP secretariat, she worked for the Council on Ethics of the Norwegian Government Pension Fund evaluating invested companies in accordance with the ethics criterion on human rights.