Congolese and Monaco Enterprises and NGO ADIMED in the Democratic Republic of Congo
Lead NCPFrance
Supporting NCP(s)Belgium
DescriptionSpecific instance submitted by NGO ADIMED in the Democratic Republic of Congo concerning an alleged non-observance of the Guidelines by Congolese and Monaco Enterprises.
Theme(s)Combating bribery, bribe solicitation and extortion, Concepts and principles, Employment and industrial relations, General policies
Date5 Mar 2018
Host country(ies)Democratic Republic of the Congo
Industry sectorOther service activities, Transportation and storage
StatusNot accepted

Read the final statement issued by the French NCP on 15 May 2018 – (French) (English)

On 5 March and 21 March 2018, a Congolese non-governmental organisation, ADIMED (Action pour le développement et l'innovation médicale) submitted a specific instance to the French National Contact Point (NCP).

The case concerned a Monegasque and a Congolese enterprise with a branch in Belgium and the employment conditions of nine workers in Bukavu between 2002 and 2008. On 12 April 2018, French NCP did not accept the case following its initial assessment. In coordination with the Belgian NCP, the French NCP verified the territorial jurisdiction of the companies, determining that one enterprise was headquartered in Monaco and the other in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) with a branch in Belgium. The French NCP found that it did not have the necessary jurisdiction to handle this case, as neither Monaco nor the DRC are adhering countries to the OECD Guidelines.

The French NCP and Belgian NCP coordinated on this case. The Belgian final statement can be found here.