Port Hedland Community Progress Association Inc & Australian-based enterprise
Lead NCPAustralia
Supporting NCP(s)
DescriptionSpecific instance submitted by Port Hedland Community Progress Association (an NGO) alleging that an Australian-based enterprise had not observed the provisions of the OECD MNE Guidelines.
Date1 Feb 2021
Host country(ies)Australia
Industry sectorMining and quarrying
StatusIn progress

On 1 February 2021, the NGO Port Hedland Community Progress Association Inc submitted a specific instance to the Australian NCP alleging that an Australian based company active in the mining sector had not observed the Environment provisions (Chapter VI) of the OECD Guidelines. More specifically, the submitter alleges that the company’s industrial emissions are causing dangerous health risks to the Port Hedland community. The notifiers further claim that the company has failed to maintain a system of environmental management appropriate to the enterprise for decade.

The submitters are seeking a review of the company’s licence to ensure they meet current environmental and health standards for safe living, prior to the Government increasing the license to allow industrial pollution. Notifiers are further seeking fair compensation to residents for the impacts of pollution.

The specific instance is currently undergoing an initial assesment.