|Rabobank, Bumitama Agri Group (BGA) and the NGOs Friends of the Earth Europe and Friends of the Earth Netherlands/Milieudefensie|
|Supporting NCP(s)||None Selected|
|Description||Specific instance notified by the NGOs Friends of the Earth Europe and Friends of the Earth Netherlands/Milieudefensie regarding the activities of Rabobank and its business relationship with Bumitama Agri Group (BGA) operating in Indonesia.|
|Theme(s)||General policies, Human rights|
|Date||27 Jun 2014|
|Industry sector||Financial and insurance activities|
Read the initial assessment - 16 December 2014
Read the final statement issued by the Netherlands NCP - 15 January 2016
On 27 June 2014, the Dutch NCP received a submission from the NGOs Friends of the Earth Europe and Friends of the Earth Netherlands/Milieudefensie alleging that Rabobank, a large financial institution, did not observe the Guidelines in Indonesia through its business relationship with Bumitama Agri Group (BGA).
Specifically, the NGOs alleged that Rabobank had not taken the appropriate steps to prevent or mitigate alleged negative impacts related to the activity of their business partner, the Bumitama Agri Group (BGA), a palm plantation company in Indonesia, partially funded by Rabobank.
On 16 December 2014, the NCP issued its initial assessment accepting the submission for further examination and offering its good offices, which both parties accepted.
The NCP held joint meetings between September 2014 and June 2015, and two separate meetings with each party in July and August to set the dialogue procedure.
In its final statement published on 15 January 2016 concluding the specific instance, the NCP:
The NCP invited the parties to an evaluation dialogue at the beginning of 2017, to which both parties agreed to participate.