Salmon farming in Chile
Lead NCPChile
Supporting NCP(s)Netherlands
DescriptionSpecific instance notified by the NGOs Ecoceanos (Chile) and Friends of the Earth (Netherlands) regarding the activities of Marine Harvest, a Chilean subsidiary of the multinational enterprise NUTRECO operating in Chile.
Theme(s)Employment and industrial relations, Environment
Date1 Oct 2002
Host country(ies)Chile
SourceNGO
Industry sectorAgriculture, forestry and fishing
StatusConcluded
Summary

Read the report issued by the Chilean NCP concluding the specific instance - 6 November 2003


In October 2002 the Chilean NCP received a request for review from the NGOs Ecoceanos (Chile) and Friends of the Earth (Netherlands) alleging that Marine Harvest, a Chilean subsidiary of the multinational enterprise NUTRECO had breached the employment and industrial relations, and environment provisions of the Guidelines in Chile. More specifically the NGOs' allegations revolved around the company's failures to allow workers enough freedom to unionize and to collectively bargain.

The NCP accepted the specific instance and conducted an investigation of the allegations which involved site visits of the company's factories. The review had an impact on the country and above all on the regions where the units of the enterprise are established. To help reach a resolution, the NCP facilitated a dialogue process, in which the parties to the instance and other actors participated. In concluding the specific instance the NCP issued a report which outlined a series of recommendations for each party to follow.