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Bralima, Heineken N.V., and Kajangu
Lead NCPNetherlands
Supporting NCP(s)
DescriptionSpecific instance notified by an individual alleging that Bralima, a subsidiary of Heineken N.V. in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), alleging a non-observance of the Guidelines.
Theme(s)Concepts and principles, General policies, Employment and industrial relations, Combating bribery, bribe solicitation and extortion
Date17 Oct 2018
Host country(ies)Democratic Republic of the Congo
SourceIndividuals
Industry sectorManufacturing
StatusNot accepted
Summary

Read the final statement issued by the Dutch NCP - 7 August 2019


On 17 October 2018, Mr. Maurice Kajangu submitted a specific instance to the Dutch NCP alleging that Bralima, a subsidiary of Heineken N.V. in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), terminated his employment contract unlawfully and that the circumstances around his alleged termination were also unlawful. As part of the initial assessment of the specific instance, the NCP held separate and confidential meetings with both parties to address the contents of the specific instance.

On 7 August 2019, the NCP published its final statement not accepting the case. The NCP concluded that the information submitted by the individual neither sufficiently substantiates that incorrect procedures were followed during the termination of employment nor justify recourse to the NCP due to a potential violation of the Guidelines.