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Pharmakina S.A. and ADIMED
Lead NCPGermany
Supporting NCP(s)
DescriptionThis complaint alleges that an agro-industrial and pharmaceutical enterprise, Pharmakina, failed to fulfil its obligations when laying off workers during the civil war in the Democratic Republic of Congo between 1996-1999.
Theme(s)Combating bribery, bribe solicitation and extortion, Employment and industrial relations, General policies, Human rights
Date16 May 2018
Host country(ies)Democratic Republic of the Congo
SourceNGO
Industry sectorAgriculture, forestry and fishing, Human health and social work activities, Professional, scientific and technical activities
StatusNot accepted
Summary

Read the German NCP's final statement regarding the conclusion of the specific instance.


On 16 May 2018, ADIMED (Action pour le développement et l’innovation médicale), an NGO from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), submitted a specific instance to the German NCP alleging that an agro-industrial and pharmaceutical enterprise, Pharmakina, failed to fulfil its obligations under the OECD Guidelines when laying off workers during the civil war in the DRC between 1996-1999. The respondent, Pharmakina, rejected the NGO’s allegations.

On 18 October 2018, the German NCP published a final statement not accepting the case for further examination due to the fact that the issues raised did not arise in Germany nor is Pharmakina a firm with a legal basis in Germany.