Business relationships in Russia
Lead NCPNetherlands
Supporting NCP(s)United Kingdom
DescriptionSpecific instance notified by the NGO Sakhamin Environment Watch regarding the activities of the Dutch-based multinational enterprise, Royal Dutch Shell, and three UK banks, operating in Russia.
Theme(s)General policies
Date31 Jul 2012
Host country(ies)Russian Federation
SourceNGO
Industry sectorMining and quarrying
StatusNot accepted
Summary

Read the initial assessment by the Dutch NCP concluding the specific instance - 20 March 2013


In July 2012 the Netherlands and UK NCPs received a request for review from the NGO Sakhamin Environment Watch alleging that the Dutch-based multinational enterprise, Royal Dutch Shell, and three UK-based banks had breached the general policies provisions of the Guidelines in Russia. The NGO raised concerns about the impact of an oil and gas production complex (the Sakhalin II Project) on local property owners. The UK and Dutch NCPs agreed to treat the complaints against each company separately.

The Dutch NCP undertook an initial assessment of the specific instance and concluded that the request did not merit further consideration on the grounds that the substance of the allegations was not material or substantiated. The reasons for this are outlined in their initial assessment.


Read the UK NCP's assessments regarding the three UK-based banks: