Paper mill project in Uraguay
Lead NCPFinland
Supporting NCP(s)None Selected
DescriptionSpecific instance notified by the NGO Center for Human Rights and Environment (CEDHA) regarding the activities of Botnia SA operating in Uraguay.
Theme(s)Combating bribery, bribe solicitation and extortion, Disclosure, Environment, General policies
Date21 Dec 2006
Host country(ies)Uruguay
Industry sectorManufacturing
StatusNot accepted

Read the press release issued by the Finnish NCP upon the conclusion of the specific instance - 22 December 2006

In April 2006, the Finnish NCP received a request for review by the NGO Center for Human Rights and Environment (CEDHA) alleging that Botnia SA had breached the general policies, disclosure, environment, and combating bribery provisions of the Guidelines in Uraguay. The NGO had concerns with respect to the company's environmental impact assessment procedures and communication related to a pulp mill project.

After undertaking an initial assessment the Finnish NCP found that Botnia SA had not breached the Guidelines and that the specific instance did therefore not merit further consideration. The reasons are outlined in the press release issued in December 2006 when the specific instance was concluded.