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Samsung Heavy Industries, Total, Total E&P Norge, Equinor and TechnipFMC, and Korean Transnational Corporations Watch (KTNC Watch) and Samsung Heavy Industries Martin Linge Project Crane Accident Workers Support Team
Lead NCPNorway
Supporting NCP(s)France, United Kingdom
DescriptionSpecific instance submitted by NGOs concerning an alleged non-observance by companies in the energy sector.
Theme(s)Human rights, Disclosure, General policies
Date20 Mar 2019
Host country(ies)Korea, Norway
SourceNGO
Industry sectorElectricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply
StatusIn progress
Summary

Read the initial statement published by the Norwegian NCP - 13 May 2020


On 20 March 2019, the Korean Transnational Corporations Watch (KTNC Watch) and Samsung Heavy Industries Martin Linge Project Crane Accident Workers Support Team, two Korean NGOs, submitted a specific instance to the Korean, French, and Norwegian NCPs, alleging that Samsung Heavy Industries, Total, Total E&P Norge, Equinor and TechnipFMC did not observe the OECD Guidelines. The case relates to a serious accident that took place on 1 May 2017 at the Geoje shipyard in South Korea, where two cranes collided and resulted in the death of six workers and 25 injuries.

On 13 May 2020, the Norwegian NCP published its initial statement accepting the case for further consideration. The Norwegian NCP will lead the handling of the case on issues raised with enterprises based in Europe, in collaboration with the French and United Kingdom NCPs. The Norwegian NCP is also coordinating with the Korean NCP, which has accepted the case related to the Korean enterprise, Samsung Heavy Industries.