Privatisation of the copper industry in Zambia
Lead NCPUnited Kingdom
Supporting NCP(s)None Selected
DescriptionSpecific instance notified by the NGO Rights and Accountability in Development (RAID) regarding the activities of Anglo American plc operating in Zambia.
Theme(s)Competition, Employment and industrial relations, General policies
Date21 Feb 2002
Host country(ies)Zambia
Industry sectorMining and quarrying

Read the final statement issued by the UK NCP concluding the specific instance - May 2008

On 21 February 2002, the UK NCP received a request for review by Rights and Accountability in Development (RAID) alleging that Anglo American plc breached the general policies, employment and industrial relations and competition provisions of the Guidelines in the privatisation process of the copper industry in Zambia during the period 1995-2000.

In its final statement, the UK NCP did not propose to make any recommendations because a considerable period of time has passed since the privatisation process was concluded. However, the NCP noted that both parties engaged in a constructive dialogue throughout the case and shared a great deal of information, which resulted in the clarification of a complex case and a deeper mutual understanding.