Mining in the Democratic Republic of Congo
Lead NCPCanada
Supporting NCP(s)None Selected
DescriptionSpecific instance notified by the United Nations and NGOs regarding the activities of Kakanda Development Corporation, a Canadian multinational enterprise operating in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Theme(s)General policies
Date2 Dec 2002
Host country(ies)Democratic Republic of the Congo
SourceNGO, Other interested parties
Industry sectorMining and quarrying

Read a summary by the Canadian NCP.

In October 2002, the United Nations Panel of Experts on the Illegal Exploitation of Natural Resources and Other Riches in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) issued a report which included an annex listing companies which, in their view, had violated the Guidelines in the DRC. Eight of these companies were Canadian multinational enterprises.

In October 2003, the UN published a subsequent report in which seven of the eight Canadian companies were listed as "issues resolved - no further action required." 1 company was listed as "pending cases with governments". The NCP accepted the Panel's conclusions and followed up with this company, Kakanda Development Corporation.

In response to the NCP's follow-up actions, the company replied with a letter describing their involvement in the DRC. The letter indicated that the company had not been active in the DRC since 1997 and they had officially halted all activities in the DRC as of June 4, 2004. The NCP subsequently concluded the specific instance.