Alleged causation of environmental issues in various countries
Lead NCPGermany
Supporting NCP(s)None Selected
DescriptionSpecific instance notified by an NGO regarding the activities of a multinational enterprise operating in 35 countries.
Theme(s)Disclosure, Environment, General policies
Date7 May 2007
Host country(ies)Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China (People’s Republic of), Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, India, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Korea, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovak Republic, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States
Industry sectorManufacturing
StatusNot accepted

In May 2007 the German NCP received a request for review from an NGO alleging that a German multinational enterprise had breached the environment, disclosure, and general policies provisions of the Guidelines in 35 countries. Specifically it was alleged that the company's corporate policy contributed to climate change.

The NCP concluded the initial assessment in November 2007, considering that the specific instance did not merit further examination since no violation of the Guidelines was apparent.