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Paul Reinhart AG and ECCHR
Lead NCPSwitzerland
Supporting NCP(s)None Selected
DescriptionSpecific instance notified by the NGO European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights (ECCHR) regarding the activities of Paul Reinhart AG, a Swiss multinational enterprise, operating in Uzbekistan.
Theme(s)Employment and industrial relations, General policies
Date22 Oct 2010
Host country(ies)Uzbekistan
SourceNGO
Industry sectorManufacturing
StatusConcluded
Summary

Read the closing statement issued by the Swiss NCP concluding the specific instance - 7 March 2012


In October 2010 the Swiss NCP received a request for review from the NGO European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights (ECCHR) alleging that Paul Reinhart AG, 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 labor in the 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 2011 and March 2012, the parties reached an agreement on the issues raised. The NCP duly concluded the specific instance.