Lumière Synergie pour le Développement (LSD) and Association of Women Fish Processors of Bargny Guedj & Tosyali Holding Senegal (Tosyali)
Lead NCPTurkey
Supporting NCP(s)
DescriptionSpecific instance alleging a non-observance of the OECD Guidelines.
Theme(s)General policies, Human rights, Environment
Date27 Aug 2020
Host country(ies)Senegal
Industry sectorManufacturing
StatusIn progress

Read the statement published by the Turkish NCP on 27 August 2021: English

On 27 August 2020, Lumière Synergie pour le Développement (LSD) and l’Association des femmes transformatrices de poissons de Bargny Guèdj « Khelcom » (Association of Women Fish Processors of Bargny Guedj), an NGO, submitted a specific instance alleging that Tosyalı Holding Senegal, a Turkish global steel manufacturer, did not observe the General Policies (Chapter II), Human Rights (Chapter IV), and Environment (Chapter VI) provisions of the OECD Guidelines. Specifically, the issues relate to an agreement signed between the company and the Senegalese government for the manufacturing of iron and steel products on the site where the submitting parties have conducted their business for generations.

In the course of its initial assessment, the Turkish NCP learned that the company was conducting public consultations for an Economic and Social Impact Assessment, in which the views of the submitters and the general public in the area were being sought. Further contact with the parties has indicated that they have an ongoing dialogue and the NCP has determined that offering their good offices is not necessary at this time.

The NCP will follow up on the results of the dialogue between the parties in the following six months. The NCP is open to offering its good offices at a later date if necessary.