Date filed
30 December 2020
Countries of harm
Current status


On 30 December 2020, Society for Threatened Peoples (Gesellschaft für bedrohte Völker (GfbV)), representing affected indigenous people (Indígena Pataxó e Pataxó Hã-Hã-Hãe) filed a specific instance against Tüv Süd, a German company in the industrial sector, to the Brazilian NCP. The complainant alleged non-observance of the OECD Guidelines, specifically the General Policies, Disclosure, Human Rights and Environment chapters. The alleged breaches occurred in Brazil.

Relevant OECD Guidelines


A similar complaint was filed to the German NCP (the location of the company’s headquarters). According to the Brazilian NCP, throughout the first half of 2021, the Brazilian and German NCPs worked together to clarify the intention behind the complainant submitting the case simultaneously to both NCPs.

On 17 March 2021, the Brazilian NCP accepted the complaint for further consideration. However, on 29 June 2021, the complainants decided to have the case solely handled by the German NCP and requested the closure of the complaint filed to the Brazilian NCP.

On 9 August 2021, the Brazilian NCP published its final statement in which it closed the complaint.

More details

Company in violation
Affected people
Other NCP's where the complaint was filed
Date rejected / concluded
9 August 2021


  • Final Statement
    9 August 2021

    The Brazilian NCP