Environment and indigenous issues in Guatemala concerning a Spanish NGO and a Spanish construction Multinational
Lead NCPSpain
Supporting NCP(s)
DescriptionSpecific instance notified by a Spanish NGO concerning a Spanish construction Multinational operating in Guatemala.
Theme(s)Environment, General policies
Date23 Nov 2017
Host country(ies)Guatemala
Industry sectorConstruction, Water supply; sewerage, waste management and remediation activities
StatusIn progress

On 23 November 2017, a Spanish NGO submitted a specific instance with the Spanish NCP concerning a Spanish construction Multinational. According to the submission, the company had violated Chapters II (indigenous people’s rights) and Environment Chapter of the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises.

On 16 April 2018, the NCP and its Advisory Board determined unanimously that the case merited further examination.

The NCP is currently engaging with both parties with a view to reaching an agreement on the issues raised.