|KPO and Crude Accountability|
|Lead NCP||United Kingdom|
|Supporting NCP(s)||Italy, United States|
|Description||Specific instance notified by the NGO Crude Accountability and others regarding the activities of the KPO Consortium in Kazakhstan.|
|Theme(s)||General policies, Human rights|
|Date||17 Jun 2013|
|Industry sector||Mining and quarrying|
Read the initial assessment issued by the UK NCP - November 2013
Read the final statement issued by the UK NCP- November 2017
Read the follow up statement issued by the UK NCP - September 2019
In July 2013, the UK, US and Italian NCPs received a request for review from the NGO Crude Accountability and others alleging that KPO Consortium had breached the general policies, and human rights provisions of the Guidelines in Kazakhstan. The request covered a period from the early 2000s to the present, and the allegations made relate to obligations to resettle villagers in view of emissions levels and other environmental impacts of the facility.
Taking into account the facts of the request, the situation of the parties and the capacity of NCPs to provide good offices should the issues merit this, the NCPs decided that the UK NCP should act as lead NCP while the US and Italian NCPs would provide support.
The NCP conducted an initial assessment and concluded that the specific instance merits further examination with respect to the limited issue of individual households legally entitled to resettlement.
Mediation between the parties failed to produce an agreement, and so the UK NCP made a further examination of the issues and made findings as follows:
To meet KPO’s Chapter II obligations, the UK NCP recommends:
A final statement was issued for the specific instance in November 2017.
A review of the final statement by the UK NCP Steering Board Review Committee has also been published.
On 25 September 2019, the UK NCP published a follow up statement concluding that KPO's steps taken are consistent with the IFC Performance Standard for Involuntary Resettlement.