|Alleged violation of human rights and environmental issues in Brazil|
|Description||Specific instance notified by Brazilian NGOs regarding the activities of Van Oord, a Dutch multinational enterprise, operating in Brazil.|
|Theme(s)||Disclosure, Environment, General policies, Human rights|
|Date||8 Jun 2015|
In June 2015, the Brazilian NCP received a request for review from several Brazilian NGOs alleging that Van Oord, a Dutch multinational enterprise, had breached the general policies, disclosure, human rights, and environment provisions of the Guidelines in Pernambuco/Brazil.
The main allegations made by the NGOs were that the enterprise:
On 18 August 2015, after analysing the NGOs' request, the NCP concluded that the issues raised against Van Oord merited further examination and accepted the case. There have been two mediation meetings and now the NGOs and Van Oord are requesting a meeting with the Port of Suape - Complexo Industrial Portuário Eraldo Gueiros - to propose that they should participate and share the costs of repair with Van Oord.