Perenco, and Avocats Sans Frontières (ASF) and I Watch
Lead NCPFrance
Supporting NCP(s)Tunisia, United Kingdom
DescriptionSpecific instance submitted by Avocats Sans Frontières (ASF) and I Watch alleging a non-observance of the Guidelines by Perenco
Theme(s)General policies, Disclosure, Human rights, Employment and industrial relations, Environment, Taxation
Date26 Jul 2018
Host country(ies)Tunisia
Industry sectorMining and quarrying
StatusIn progress

Read the initial statement (FR) issued by the French NCP - 4 December 2019

On 26 July 2018, two NGOs, Avocats Sans Frontières (ASF) and I Watch, submitted a specific instance alleging that Perenco, a multinational oil and gas company with operations in the city of Kebili in Tunisia, did not observe the Guidelines. The submitters claim that the company has not adequately undertaken due diligence, assessed potential adverse impacts from its operations, and has not disclosed information related to its potential social, human rights, and environmental impacts resulting from its extractive activities in Kebili, Tunisia.

On 4 December 2019, after the company accepted to join the NCP’s platform for dialogue, the NCP published its initial statement (FR) accepting the specific instance for further examination. An English translation of the initial statement will soon be published.