Date filed
17 October 2020
Countries of harm
Current status


On 17 October 2020, Daphne Caruana Galizia Foundation, a Maltese NGO, submitted a complaint against Siemens AG to the German NCP. The complaint focuses on events related to the ElectroGas Malta consortium, in which the company’s fully-owned subsidiary, Siemens Project Venture GmbH (SPV) is a minority shareholder, holding 33% of the shares.

The complainant alleges breaches of the Human Rights, Bribery, and Taxation chapters of the OECD Guidelines.

Relevant OECD Guidelines


On 4 May 2023, the German NCP published its final statement. The NCP only accepted the case with regard to the allegations concerning bribery and taxation, but not the allegations concerning human rights. The NCP offered the parties its good offices, which both parties accepted. Several in-person mediation meetings then occurred and the parties ultimately reached an agreement. While the contents of the agreement are confidential, the complainant noted that it did not request nor receive compensation from Siemens as part of the agreement.

The NCP will follow-up on the agreement’s implementation in 12 months.

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Company in violation
Other companies involved
Affected people
Date rejected / concluded
4 May 2023