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Syngenta and Public Eye, Maharashtra Association of Pesticide Poisoned Persons (MAPPP), Pesticide Action Network (PAN), Constitutional and Human Rights (ECCHR) and Pesticide Action Network Asia Pacific (PANAP)
Lead NCPSwitzerland
Supporting NCP(s)
DescriptionSpecific instance submitted by Public Eye, an NGO, Maharashtra Association of Pesticide Poisoned Persons (MAPPP), an NGO, Pesticide Action Network (PAN), and NGO, as well as the European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights (ECCHR) and Pesticide Action Network Asia Pacific (PANAP) concerning an alleged non-observance of the OECD Guidelines by Syngenta, an agriculture company.
Theme(s)General policies, Human rights, Consumer interests
Date17 Sep 2020
Host country(ies)India
SourceNGO, Other interested parties
Industry sectorAgriculture, forestry and fishing
StatusIn progress
Summary

On 17 September 2020, Public Eye, an NGO, Maharashtra Association of Pesticide Poisoned Persons (MAPPP), an NGO, Pesticide Action Network (PAN), an NGO as well as the European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights (ECCHR) and Pesticide Action Network Asia Pacific (PANAP) submitted a specific instance to the Swiss NCP alleging that Syngenta India Ltd had not observed the Human Rights (Chapter IV) and Consumer Interests (VIII) provisions of the OECD Guidelines. The issues were related to the sale of a pesticide to farmers and farm workers in India.

The Swiss NCP will make an initial assessment of the matter in accordance with the OECD Guidelines and decide whether the issues raised in this specific instance merit further consideration. If it concludes that it should pursue the matter, it will offer the parties involved its good offices with the aim of reaching a mutually acceptable outcome.