Urgewald, WEED, Germanwatch and BUND & Deutsche BP AG
Lead NCPGermany
Supporting NCP(s)
DescriptionSpecific instance alleging a non-observance of the OECD Guidelines.
Theme(s)General policies, Employment and industrial relations, Environment
Date29 Apr 2003
Host country(ies)Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Turkey
Industry sectorMining and quarrying
StatusNot accepted

Read the Initial Assessment Statement issued by the German NCP on 1 July 2003: German

On 29 April 2003, four NGOs, Urgewald, WEED, Germanwatch and BUND submitted a specific instance to the German NCP alleging that Deutsche BP AG, part of BP Group, active in the oil and gas sector, had not observed the General Policies (Chapter II), Employment and Industrial Relations (Chapter V) and Environment (Chapter VI) provisions of the Guidelines, in relation to the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan (BTC) pipeline.

Complaints were also filed to the French, UK and US NCP regarding the same case.

On 1 July 2003, after thorough examination of the case, the German NCP found that Deutsche BP AG was not a member of the consortium or otherwise involved in the project. Consequently, the German NCP decided not to accept the case.