Water supply in the USA
Lead NCPUnited States
Supporting NCP(s)France
DescriptionSpecific instance notified by an NGO and a trade union regarding the activities of a French multinational enterprise operating in the USA.
Theme(s)Employment and industrial relations, Environment
Date8 Jun 2011
Host country(ies)United States
SourceNGO, Trade Union
Industry sectorWater supply; sewerage, waste management and remediation activities

In June 2011, the US NCP received a request for review from an NGO and a trade union alleging that a French multinational enterprise was breaching the employment and industrial relations, and environment provisions of the Guidelines in the USA.

The US NCP accepted the specific instance and was supported by the French NCP. However the trade union and the multinational enterprise reached agreement through a parallel proceeding under which the union would withdraw its request from the NCP. Separately, the NGO decided not to continue the specific instance process but did not wish to withdraw its filing. Given the union and NGO's positions, the US NCP concluded the specific instance.