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Aminigboko Community & The Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Limited (SPDC) and Shell Headquarters
Lead NCPNetherlands
Supporting NCP(s)
DescriptionSpecific instance alleging a non-observance of the OECD Guidelines.
Theme(s)Concepts and principles, General policies, Disclosure, Human rights, Employment and industrial relations, Environment, Combating bribery, bribe solicitation and extortion, Consumer interests
Date16 May 2019
Host country(ies)None
SourceOther interested parties
Industry sectorMining and quarrying
StatusIn progress
Summary

Read the initial statement issued by the Dutch NCP on 3 June 2021: English


On 16 May 2019, the Aminigboko Community in Nigeria submitted a specific instance to the Dutch NCP alleging that The Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Limited (SPDC) and Shell Headquarters did not observe the Concepts and Principles (Chapter I), General Policies (Chapter II), Disclosure (Chapter III), Human Rights (Chapter VI), Employment and Industrial Relations (Chapter V), Environment (Chapter VI), and Combating Bribery, Bribe Solicitations and Extortion (Chapter VII) provisions of the Guidelines. Specifically, the issues related to a project executed by SPDC on Aminigboko Community land which established parallel leadership structures within the Community, oil spill damage, and forceful entry onto the land.

On 3 June 2021 the specific instance was accepted for further examination. The NCP has offered its good offices and mediation to those involved. SPDC has declined the offer of mediation and the NCP will continue to examine the specific instance and issue recommendations in a final statement to be published on its website.