Date filed
9 February 2020
Countries of harm
Current status
Under review


On 9 February 2020, an individual representing the LICZNIK social movement established by the residents of Skawina, Poland filed a specific instance to the Polish NCP.

The complainants allege that Polish enterprise Valeo Autosystemy Sp. z o.o, a global supplier involved in car manufacturing, had not observed General Policies, Human Rights, and Environment Chapters of the OECD Guidelines. Specifically, the complainants allege that the company’s operations have caused adverse environmental impacts in Skawina through odor nuisance, excessive noise, and air pollution. The members of the LICZNIK movement had met several times with local representatives and councillors of the Municipal and Communal Office in Skawina, reporting odor nuisances that could still be felt and presenting proposals for solving the problem.

Valeo Autosystemy is part of the Valeo Group, headquartered in France. The French NCP agreed to support the Poland NCP in the complaint.

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On 30 September 2020, the Polish NCP accepted the case for further consideration. In its 11 January 2021 initial assessment, the NCP offered its good offices to the parties.


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