|Wind energy project in Turkey|
|Description||Specific instance notified by individuals regarding the activities of a German company operating in Turkey.|
|Date||4 Aug 2014|
|Industry sector||Electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply|
In August 2014, the German NCP received a request for review from individuals alleging that a German company had breached the environment provisions of the Guidelines with their supplying of turbines to wind energy projects in Cesme/Alacatı in Turkey. In harmony with the procedural guidance of the Guidelines, the Turkish NCP look the lead in examining this specific instance.
The Turkish NCP undertook an initial assessment by focusing on whether the questions raised by the notifiers merited in-depth examination. The NCP discovered that the allegations were made against a domestic company which does not qualify as a multinational enterprise. On the basis of these criteria, the NCP concluded that the request for review was beyond the scope for consideration.
The NGO also raised concerns which the NCP concluded were related to corporate social responsibility practices of the company at a global scale. The company produces turbines in Germany and provides this equipment to clients in several other countries in a similar business relationship. After consulting the German NCP, the Turkish NCP informed the notifiers about its decision not to accept their request for review and advised that their allegations could be raised with the German NCP with more substantiated material. The German NCP is currently examining the due diligence issues raised by the notifiers.