HPower Group Limited (HPG) and Bahrain Institute for Rights and Democracy (BIRD)
Lead NCPUnited Kingdom
Supporting NCP(s)Switzerland
DescriptionSpecific instance notified by the Bahrain Institute for Rights and Democracy (BIRD) concerning the alleged non-observance of the OECD Guidelines by HPower Group Limited (HPG).
Theme(s)General policies, Human rights
Date24 Apr 2018
Host country(ies)United Kingdom
Industry sectorArts, entertainment and recreation
StatusIn progress

Read the initial assessment issued by the UK NCP – 7 November 2018

On 24 April 2018, The UK NCP received a submission from Bahrain Institute for Rights and Democracy (BIRD), allegeding that in the course of organising and/or sponsoring the Royal Windsor Horse Show (RWHS), HPower Group Limited (HPG) and two other companies acted inconsistently with the General Policies (II) and Human Rights (IV) sections of the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises (the Guidelines) and are linked to human rights abuses by their business relationships with the Bahraini authorities.  

The UK NCP published an NCP on 7 November 2018 initial assessment accepting a part of the claims raised in the submission for further examination. The UK NCP is currently making arrangements for mediation between HPG and BIRD.