|Maurice Kajangu & Bralima, Heineken N.V.|
|Description||Specific instance notified by an individual alleging that Bralima, a subsidiary of Heineken N.V. in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), alleging a non-observance of the Guidelines.|
|Theme(s)||Concepts and principles, General policies, Employment and industrial relations, Combating bribery, bribe solicitation and extortion|
|Date||17 Oct 2018|
|Host country(ies)||Democratic Republic of the Congo|
Read the final statement issued by the Dutch NCP - 7 August 2019
On 17 October 2018, Mr. Maurice Kajangu submitted a specific instance to the Dutch NCP alleging that Bralima, a subsidiary of Heineken N.V. in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), terminated his employment contract unlawfully and that the circumstances around his alleged termination were also unlawful. As part of the initial assessment of the specific instance, the NCP held separate and confidential meetings with both parties to address the contents of the specific instance.
On 7 August 2019, the NCP published its final statement not accepting the case. The NCP concluded that the information submitted by the individual neither sufficiently substantiates that incorrect procedures were followed during the termination of employment nor justify recourse to the NCP due to a potential violation of the Guidelines.
On 21 April 2021, the NCP conducted a follow up during which the parties were able to reach an agreement following dialogue facilitated by the NCP. The NCP acknowledges that the Heineken Group, since the publication of the Final statement, has made important steps in developing and implementing RBC policies.