|PricewaterhouseCoopers Global Network (PwC) and UK Lawyers for Israel (UKLFI) 2|
|Lead NCP||United Kingdom|
|Description||Specific instance concerning the alleged non-observance of the OECD Guidelines.|
|Theme(s)||General policies, Environment, Disclosure, Employment and industrial relations, Human rights|
|Date||10 Oct 2019|
|Host country(ies)||Palestinian Administered Areas|
|Industry sector||Financial and insurance activities|
Read the initial statement issued by the UK NCP – 16 June 2020
In October 2019, the UK NCP received a specific instance from the UK Lawyers for Israel (UKLFI) NGO concerning the PricewaterhouseCoopers global network (PwC) and alleged non-observance of the OECD Guideliens related to financial services overseen by PwC in Palestine. On 16 June 2020, the UK NCP publisehd its initial statement where it accepted the specific instance for further examination.
After publishing its initial statement, the UK NCP would now normally approach both parties to determine whether they are willing to engage in a mediation process, with the aim of agreeing how the issues identified can be successfully addressed. As the NCP offered both parties mediation in a previous separate complaint in 2019 which did not come to a successful agreement, the parties agreed that mediation for this new complaint would unlikely progress matters, and therefore the UK NCP will move directly to the further examination stage of the specific instance process.