Mining in conflict-affected zones in the Democratic Republic of Congo
Lead NCPSwitzerland
Supporting NCP(s)Austria, Germany
DescriptionSpecific instance notified by an NGO regarding the activities of a multinational enterprise operating in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Theme(s)Combating bribery, bribe solicitation and extortion, Competition, Disclosure, Employment and industrial relations, General policies, Taxation
Date17 May 2005
Host country(ies)Democratic Republic of the Congo
Industry sectorMining and quarrying
StatusNot accepted

In May 2005 the Swiss NCP received a request for review from an NGO a multinational enterprise had breached many provisions of the Guidelines in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Specifically it was alleged that the company provided logistical support to mining operations in conflict-affected zones in the country.

The Swiss NCP, after investigating the request, concluded that the specific instance didn't merit further consideration, as it found that the issues raised were not in any relevant way related to a Swiss-based company or to the OECD Guidelines.