Former employees, and Bralima and Heineken N.V.
Lead NCPNetherlands
Supporting NCP(s)
DescriptionSpecific instance concerning an alleged non-observance of the OECD Guidelines by Bralima and Heineken N.V.
Theme(s)Concepts and principles, General policies, Employment and industrial relations, Combating bribery, bribe solicitation and extortion
Date4 Nov 2019
Host country(ies)Democratic Republic of the Congo
Industry sectorAccommodation and food service, Manufacturing
StatusNot accepted

Read the Dutch NCP's final statement - 30 March 2020

On 4 November 2019, four individuals  who were former employees of Bralima, a company in the Democratic Republic of the Congo whose parent company is Heineken N.V., submitted a specific instance to the Dutch NCP.

 The individuals alleged that Bralima unlawfully terminated their employment contracts and that their compensation with withheld or wrongly calculated.

On 30 March 2020, the NCP published its final statement in which it concluded that the specific instance does not merit further consideration, as individual labour disputes are not covered by the Guidelines and there are no wider aspects or implications of the case that are relevant to the Guidelines.