Alleged violations of consumer interests in Germany
Lead NCPGermany
Supporting NCP(s)None Selected
DescriptionSpecific instance notified by an NGO regarding the activities of a Swedish multinational enterprise operating in Germany.
Theme(s)Consumer interests, Environment, General policies
Date30 Oct 2009
Host country(ies)Germany
Industry sectorElectricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply
StatusNot accepted

In October 2009 the German NCP received a request for review from an NGO alleging that a Swedish multinational enterprise had breached the general policies, environment, and consumer interests provisions of the Guidelines in Germany. Specifically it was alleged the company contributed to environmental pollution by building and operating coal fuelled and nuclear power plants in Germany.

The NCP concluded the initial assessment in March 2010, considering that the specific instance did not merit further examination as the allegations in part were not substantiated and on the other hand were based on too expansive an interpretation of the Guidelines.