Publish What You Pay Australia (on behalf of 245 Myanmar CSOs) & Myanmar Metals Limited
Lead NCPAustralia
Supporting NCP(s)
DescriptionSpecific instance alleging a non-observance of the OECD Guidelines.
Theme(s)General policies, Disclosure, Human rights
Date14 Sep 2021
Host country(ies)Myanmar
Industry sectorMining and quarrying
StatusIn progress

On 14 September 2021, Publish What You Pay Australia, an NGO, on behalf of 245 Myanmar civil society organisations, submitted a specific instance to the AusNCP alleging the Myanmar Metals Limited had not observed the General Policies (Chapter II), Disclosure (Chapter III), and Human Rights (Chapter IV) provisions of the Guidelines. Specifically, issues relate to alleged irresponsible disengagement by Myanmar Metals Limited in relation to the proposed divestment of its majority interests in a joint venture to redevelop the Bawdwin mine in northern Shan State, Myanmar.

The submitters alleged that the company has failed to observed the Guidelines in three ways: a lack of risk-based human rights due diligence, failure to prevent or mitigate human rights impacts, transparency in its decision to disengage from the Badwin Joint Venture (BJV).

The case is currently awaiting initial assessment.