Date filed
5 August 2019
Countries of harm
Current status
No resolution


On 5 August 2019, two individuals from Argentina submitted a specific instance against Nokia at the Finnish NCP. The complaint concerns activities of Nokia in Argentina, related to their activities as manufacturer of information and communication technology.  The complainants allege that Nokia had not observed the General Policies (Chapter II), Disclosure (Chapter III), Employment and industrial relations (Chapter V) and Taxation (Chapter XI) provisions of the OECD Guidelines. The submitters claimed that the company did not respect reporting obligations on tax and social security payments, and raised issues related to employment relationships. The complainants are seeking mediation and recommendations from the NCP to achieve better corporate conduct in the future, and prevent harm to the complainants.

Relevant OECD Guidelines


On 5 November 2019, the Finnish NCP accepted the case and offered its good offices to the parties, which the company declined, as it considered the prerequisites for conciliation were not met. The NCP then proceeded to examine the case and the evidence submitted by both parties. It concluded that the allegations raised against the company did not show that the company had breached the Guidelines. The complainants suspected a conflict of interest at the NCP. On September 11th and October 5th, they filed disqualification requests for NCP members, substantiated with different pieces of evidence. On 23 October 2020, the Finnish NCP closed the case and published its final statement. Consistent with its determination that the company had not breached the Guidelines in the case at hand, the NCP did not address any recommendations to the company. The suspicion of the conflict on interest is not mentioned in the Final Statement of the NCP.

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Date rejected / concluded
23 October 2020