|Military supplies in the Democratic Republic of Congo|
|Lead NCP||United Kingdom|
|Supporting NCP(s)||None Selected|
|Description||Specific instance notified by the UN Panel of Experts on the Illegal Exploitation of Natural Resources and Other Forms of Wealth of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) regarding the activities of Avient operating in the DRC.|
|Date||1 Oct 2003|
|Host country(ies)||Democratic Republic of the Congo|
|Industry sector||Wholesale and retail trade|
Read the final statement issued by the UK NCP - 2004
In October 2003, a report was issued by the Second UN Panel of Experts on the Illegal Exploitation of Natural Resources and Other Forms of Wealth of DRC which included an annex listing companies who, in their view, had violated the Guidelines. This list included the UK-based company Avient.
The UK NCP concluded that the specific instance did not merit further consideration due to the UN Expert Panel's limited evidence to support the allegations against Avient Ltd.
Note: As the UN Expert Panel did not specify which provisions of the Guidelines were breached in this specific instance, it has been classified under "general policies".