Oil depot in the Philippines
Lead NCPNetherlands
Supporting NCP(s)None Selected
DescriptionSpecific instance notified the NGOs The Fenceline Community for Human Safety and Environmental Protection, Milieudefensie (Friends of the Earth Netherlands), and the (Netherlands-based) Friends of the Earth International regarding the activities of Shell Petroleum Corporation, a Dutch-base multinational enterprise operating in the Philippines.
Theme(s)Combating bribery, bribe solicitation and extortion, Disclosure, Employment and industrial relations, General policies
Date16 May 2006
Host country(ies)Philippines
SourceNGO
Industry sectorTransportation and storage
StatusConcluded
Summary

Read the final statement issued by the Netherlands NCP concluding the specific instance - 14 July 2009


In May 2006, the Netherlands NCP received a request for review by the NGOs The Fenceline Community for Human Safety and Environmental Protection, Milieudefensie (Friends of the Earth Netherlands), and the (Netherlands-based) Friends of the Earth International, alleging that Shell Petroleum Corporation, a Dutch-based multinational enterprise, had breached the general policies, disclosure, combating bribery, bribe solicitation and extortion, and employment and industrial relations provisions of the Guidelines in the Philippines. The NGO alleged that the company had used improper influence over local decision-making processes and also of violating safety regulations.

For a long period, parallel legal proceedings meant that the NCP suspended its review of the allegations. Mediation appeared to be impossible after a change in local regulations that made the relocation of the storage facilities no longer inevitable. In 2009 the NCP concluded the specific instance and issued a final statement.