Jamaa Resources Initiatives and a U.S. company for conduct in Kenya
Lead NCPUnited States
Supporting NCP(s)
DescriptionThis specific instance concerns the alleged non-observance of the OECD Guidelines by a U.S. company operating in Kenya.
Theme(s)Disclosure, Employment and industrial relations, Environment, Human rights
Date10 Oct 2016
Host country(ies)Kenya
Industry sectorAgriculture, forestry and fishing

Read the Final Statement issued by the U.S. NCP concluding the Specific Instance – 24 November 2017

In October 2016, Jamaa, a Kenya-based non-governmental organization (NGO) that promotes and facilitates collaborative links within and among communities, individuals, and local businesses, submitted a Specific Instance to the U.S. NCP alleging that the Company practiced conduct in Kenya inconsistent with the Guidelines’ Chapters II, III, IV, V, and VI concerning disclosure, human rights, workers’ rights, and the environment. 


After thorough review of information shared by both parties, the U.S. NCP offered mediation services to assist the parties to undertake a dialogue to seek a mutually agreed upon resolution of issues.  The Company declined to participate in mediation through the office of the U.S. NCP, citing ongoing legal proceedings.  Because mediation could not be established, the U.S. NCP brings this Specific Instance to a close with this Final Statement, which is published online.