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Milieudefensie/Friends of the Earth Netherlands, WALHI/Friends of the Earth Indonesia and SDI/Friends of the Earth Liberia and ING
Lead NCPNetherlands
Supporting NCP(s)
DescriptionSpecific instance submitted by a group of NGOs alleging a non-observance of the Guidelines by ING
Theme(s)General policies, Human rights
Date5 Jul 2019
Host country(ies)Indonesia
SourceNGO, Multi-stakeholder
Industry sectorFinancial and insurance activities, Agriculture, forestry and fishing
StatusIn progress
Summary

Read the initial statement issued by the Dutch NCP - 20 January 2020


On 5 July 2019, Milieudefensie/Friends of the Earth Netherlands, WALHI/Friends of the Earth Indonesia and SDI/Friends of the Earth Liberia submitted a specific instance to the Dutch NCP alleging that ING did not observe the OECD Guidelines as a result of its financing of companies in the palm oil sector.

On 20 January 2020, the Dutch NCP published its initial statement accepting the specific instance for further examination.

Both parties accepted the NCP's offer to engage in mediation.