Pollution and health issues in Peru
Lead NCPPeru
Supporting NCP(s)United States
DescriptionSpecific instance notified by a consortium of NGOs - Cooperaccion, Movimiento por la Salud de La Oroya, Forum Solidaridad, Red Uniendo Manos PerĂº, Oxfam America/Peru and Oxfam America/Washington - regarding the activities of Doe Run Peru.
Theme(s)Disclosure, Environment, General policies
Date24 Feb 2011
Host country(ies)Peru
SourceNGO
Industry sectorMining and quarrying
StatusConcluded
Summary

In February 2011, the Peruvian and US NCPs received a request for review from a consortium of NGOs - Cooperaccion, Movimiento por la Salud de La Oroya, Forum Solidaridad, Red Uniendo Manos Perú, Oxfam America/Peru and Oxfam America/Washington - alleging that Doe Run Peru had breached the general policies, disclosure and environment provisions of the Guidelines by its mining activities in Peru. It was alleged that the company had repeatedly failed to fulfill its obligations according to Peruvian and international standards of air quality, water quality and protection of human health and environment. In addition it was alleged that the operations in the metallurgical complex run by Doe Run Peru had generated high levels of contamination that are causing severe damages to the environment.

The NCPS agreed that the Peruvian NCP would take the lead in this specific instance. Moreover the US NCP determined and informed the US-based NGO in November 2012 that, given the liquidation of the US MNE’s investment in the project, that there was no longer any basis for US NCP involvement. 

Doe Run Peru is currently undergoing an insolvency process and the Peruvian NCP is waiting for the outcome of this which will determine whether the company will be liquidated or restructured, before proceeding with the specific instance.