Seabridge Gold and the Southeast Alaska Conservation Council
Lead NCPCanada
Supporting NCP(s)
DescriptionSpecific instance notified by an NGO regarding the activities of a Canadian multinational enterprise operating in Canada.
Theme(s)Disclosure, Environment, General policies, Human rights
Date23 Dec 2016
Host country(ies)Canada
Industry sectorMining and quarrying

Read the final statement (français) by the Canadian NCP – 13 November 2017

On 23 December 2016, the Canadian NCP received a request for review from the Southeast Alaska Conservation Council (SEACC), an NGO based in Juneau, Alaska, USA, alleging non-observance of the Disclosure, General Policies, Environmental and Human Rights chapters of the OECD Guidelines by Seabridge Gold in its Kerr-Sulphurets-Mitchell Project in British Colombia, Canada.

Following its initial assessment, the NCP determined that an intervention from the NCP in the form of facilitated dialogue or mediation would not benefit the issues raised by the Notifier, namely disclosure, stakeholder engagement and environmental and human rights due diligence. The rationale is provided in the NCP's final statement (français)

The NCP recommended that Seabridge and SEACC meet and discuss in good faith, independently of the NCP process with the goal of resolving any misunderstanding and outstanding concerns. The NCP also made several recommendations to Seabridge to further the implementation of the Guidelines by the Company.

The NCP considers this case closed with the issue of its final statement.