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Dutch NCP issues final statement on OECD complaint against Shell

Aug 31, 2009
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The Dutch NCP has published its final statement on the complaint that Fenceline Community and Friends of the Earth Netherlands have filed against Royal Dutch Shell's practices concerning the Pandacan oil depot in Manila, the Philippines.

In 2006 Fenceline Community and Friends of the Earth Netherlands have filed a complaint against a subsidiary of Royal Dutch Shell for violation of the OECD Guidelines by withholding information from local residents and employees on environmental, health and safety aspects of the depot. The complaint also alleges that Shell’s plans and procedures to mitigate potential hazards at its oil depot were insufficient and that Shell was improperly involved in local political activities. The NCP's attempts to reach a mediated solution failed because Shell refused to discuss the isssue of relation of the oil depot.

 

In its Final Statement, the Dutch NCP makes clear that:

  1. it cannot conclude that PSPC was improperly involved in local political decision making;
  2. the health and safety situation around the PSPC perimeters is currently in conformity with international standards, and
  3. the high standards for disclosure of non-financial information, including environmental reporting, as encouraged by the OECD Guidelines, have not been met in this specific instance.

 

The press release and final statement of the Dutch NCP can be found here.

The press release of the complainants can be found here.

 

More information on the case can be found in the OECD Watch case database

Attachment Shell_Philippines_20090831_FinalStatement.pdf (Size 154Kb)

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