The Centre for Research on Multinational Corporations (SOMO) is a critical, independent, not-for-profit knowledge centre on multinationals. Since 1973 we have investigated multinational corporations and the impact of their activities on people and the environment. We provide custom-made services (research, consulting and training) to non-profit organisations and the public sector. We strengthen collaboration between civil society organisations through our worldwide network. In these three ways, we contribute to social, environmental and economic sustainability.
As a centre of knowledge on key issues, we drive analysis and pursue strategies aimed at social and sustainable change. We work on this in four programme teams:
We provide custom made services to the non-profit international and governmental organisations. SOMO Services works on demand for clients, offering corporate-related research, training, analysis, and advice to help them meet their social and sustainable goals and implement activities and campaigns effectively.
SOMO’ has a broad network worldwide. We work in close cooperation with civil society organisations from all parts of the world. We actively participate in dozens of global networks around specific topics. Finally, we host several networks, including the OECD Watch Network, the GoodElectronics Network and the Dutch networks LobbyWatch, Tax Justice NL and MVO-Platform. In this way, we facilitate and support cooperation and coordination of strategies between civil society organisations worldwide to jointly influence policymakers and corporations.