Employment and Industrial relations in Uzbekistan
Lead NCPSwitzerland
Supporting NCP(s)None Selected
DescriptionSpecific instance notified by the NGO the NGO European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights (ECCHR) regarding the activities of Ecom Agroindustrial Corp. Ltd., a Swiss multinational enterprise, operating in Uzbekistan.
Theme(s)Employment and industrial relations, General policies
Date3 May 2010
Host country(ies)Uzbekistan
SourceNGO
Industry sectorManufacturing
StatusConcluded
Summary

Read the closing statement issued by the Swiss NCP concluding the specific instance - 22 December 2011


In October 2010 the Swiss NCP received a request for review from the NGO European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights (ECCHR) alleging that Ecom Agroindustrial Corp. Ltd., a Swiss multinational enterprise, had breached the general policies, and employment and industrial relations provisions of the Guidelines in Uzbekistan. More specifically it was alleged that there was the possible presence of child labour in the company's cotton supply chain.

The NCP undertook an initial assessment of the specific instance and concluded that it merited further consideration. It contacted the parties involved and offered to facilitate a dialogue so as to reach a resolution. The parties accepted the NCP's mediation offer and, in the following the dialogue and discussions which took place between September and November 2011 the parties reached an agreement on the issues raised. The NCP duly concluded the specific instance.