Suzuki Motor Corporation, Suzuki Motor (Thailand), trade unions and NGOs
Lead NCPJapan
Supporting NCP(s)
DescriptionSpecific instance concerned alleged dismissal of workers and the demotion and suspension of others from the workplace in Thailand.
Theme(s)Concepts and principles, Employment and industrial relations, General policies, Human rights
Date10 May 2016
Host country(ies)Thailand
SourceMulti-stakeholder
Industry sectorManufacturing
StatusConcluded
Summary

Read the final statement by the Japanese NCP issued on 23 June 2017. Statement in Japanese.

On 10 May 2016, individuals belonging to trade unions and NGOs submitted a specific instance to the Japanese NCP alleging that Suzuki Motor Corporation and Suzuki Motor (Thailand) Co., Ltd., did not observe the OECD Guidelines and failed to conduct due diligence as appropriate.
More specifically, the submission alleged dismissal of workers and the demotion and suspension of others from the workplace.

On 8 September 2016, the Japanese NCP issued its initial assessment determining that the issues merited further consideration, although excluding from the procedure certain points raised by submitters. When the Japanese NCP issued the assessment, it solicited the view of the companies involved on the possibility of providing an opportunity for consultations with the relevant parties.

Suzuki Motor Corporation and Suzuki Motor (Thailand) replied that they would not engage in dialogue with the complainants through the mediation of the Japanese NCP because they were aiming for resolution in accordance with on-going judicial procedures in Thailand.

The Japanese NCP issued a final statement closing the specific instance after receiving comments from both parties. The NCP recommends that Suzuki Motor Corporation and Suzuki Motor (Thailand) Co., Ltd. conduct activity while respecting the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises.