Iranian Center for International Criminal Law & Mölnlycke Health Care
Lead NCPSweden
Supporting NCP(s)
DescriptionSpecific Instance concerning the alleged non-observance of the OECD Guidelines.
Theme(s)General policies, Human rights
Date15 May 2021
Host country(ies)None
Industry sectorHuman health and social work activities
StatusIn progress

On 15 May 2021, the Iranian Center for International Criminal Law submitted a specific instance to the Swedish NCP alleging that Mölnlycke Health Care, a Swedish medical device company, did not observe the General Policies (Chapter II) and Human Rights (Chapter IV) provisions of the Guidelines. Specifically, the submitter claims that the company has failed to undertake due diligence when it stopped selling wound care materials after international sanctions were imposed on Iran. Since children are suffering due to the lack of health care materials, the submitter claims that the human rights to life and health were breached. The company refutes the allegations and claims.

The specific instance is currently being reviewed by the Swedish NCP and awaits initial assessment.