|Inclusive Development International (IDI), Equitable Cambodia (EC) Cambodian League for the Promotion and Defense of Human Rights (LICADHO), and Bonsucro|
|Lead NCP||United Kingdom|
|Description||Specific instance alleging the non-observance of the Guidelines by Bonsucro|
|Theme(s)||General policies, Human rights|
|Date||11 Mar 2019|
|Industry sector||Activities of extraterritorial organisations and bodies, Agriculture, forestry and fishing|
Read the initial statement published by the UK NCP - 25 September 2019
On 11 March 2019, three NGOs, Inclusive Development International (IDI), Equitable Cambodia (EC), and Cambodian League for the Promotion and Defense of Human Rights (LICADHO), submitted a specific instance to the UK NCP alleging that Bonsucro, a multi-stakeholder sustainable sugar certification membership organisation, failed to conduct adequate due diligence and apply leverage to its member Mitr Phol Group – Thailand (MPG-T) with regards to alleged human rights violations in Cambodia. The submitters also allege that Bonsucro does not have adequate human rights policy commitments and an effective grievance mechanism consistent with the OECD Guidelines.
On 25 September 2019, the UK NCP published its initial statement accepting the specific instance for further examination. The decision to further examine the claims does not imply that the UK NCP believes the company did not observe the Guidelines. This specific instance is currently ongoing.