Mining in Chile
Lead NCPChile
Supporting NCP(s)None Selected
DescriptionSpecific instance notified by a municipality regarding the activities of a foreign capital mining company operating in Chile.
Date6 Nov 2014
Host country(ies)Chile
SourceOther interested parties
Industry sectorMining and quarrying

Read the Chilean NCP's final statement

In November 2014, the Chilean NCP received a request for review from a municipality alleging that a multinational company had breached the environment provisions of the Guidelines with their operations in a specific region of Chile. 

The NCP undertook an initial assessment and focused on whether the questions raised by the applicant merited in-depth examination. Before the NCP contacted the multinational enterprise however, the applicant notified the NCP that they and the multinational enterprise were negotiating an agreement on the matter.

On this basis, and having waited for a two-month period, the NCP published its final statement in which it concluded that the specific instance didn't need further, additional, consideration by the NCP.