Issue: Activities of Kakanda Development Corporation in the DRC

Description In October 2002, the United Nations Panel of Experts on the Illegal Exploitation of Natural Resources and Other Riches in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) issued a report which included an annex listing companies which, in their view, had violated the Guidelines in the DRC. Eight of these companies were Canada multinational enterprises.

In October 2003, the UN published a subsequent report in which seven of the eight Canadian companies were listed as 'issues resolved - no further action required'. One company was listed as 'pending cases with governments'. The NCP accepted the Panel's conclusions and followed up with this company, Kakanda Development Corporation.

In response to the NCP's follow-up actions, the company replied with a letter describing their involvement in the DRC. The letter indicated that the company had not been active in the DRC since 1997 and they had officially halted all activities in the DRC as of June 2004.The NCP subsequently concluded the specific instance.

Developments/Outcome

1 cases relating to 'Activities of Kakanda Development Corporation in the DRC':

Title Issue Date filed Status
UN et al. vs. Kakanda Development Activities of Kakanda Development Corporation in the DRC 2 December 2002 Rejected

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