Oil sector in Nigeria
Lead NCPNetherlands
Supporting NCP(s)United Kingdom
DescriptionSpecific instance notified by three NGOs, Friends of the Earth International, Friends of the Earth Netherlands, and Amnesty International, regarding the activities of Royal Dutch Shell, a multinational enterprise operating in Nigeria.
Theme(s)Disclosure, Consumer interests, Environment, Human rights
Date30 Dec 2011
Host country(ies)Nigeria
SourceNGO
Industry sectorMining and quarrying
StatusConcluded
Summary

Read the final statement issued by the Netherlands NCP concluding the specific instance - 2 October 2014


In December 2011, the Dutch NCP received a request for review from three NGOs, Friends of the Earth International, Friends of the Earth Netherlands, and Amnesty International, alleging that Royal Dutch Shell had breached the disclosure, environment, and consumer interests provisions of the Guidelines in Nigeria with respect to it operations in Nigeria.

The NCP undertook an initial assessment and concluded, in February 2012, that the specific instance merited further consideration. The UK NCP had also been notified by the NGOs of their concerns regarding the company; however the NCPs decided that the Dutch NCP would take the lead on this specific instance. The NCP assisted offered to the parties in a process to find a joint solution to the issues raised by the NGOs, including a proposal to select, in agreement with the parties, a professional independent mediator.

After having offered its good offices, the NCP was informed that the NGOs no longer want to continue with the specific instance. The NCP duly concluded the specific instance and issued a final statement. This statement and the governmental response can be read on the NCP's website.