The highlights of this Quarterly Case Update include 5 new cases filed against 9 companies. New cases alleging breaches of the OECD Guidelines have been filed against the Dutch dredging company Van Oord, the export credit agency Atradius, the Indonesian cement producing company Holcim, the Swedish energy company Nykomb Synergetics Development AB, pharmaceutical company Mylan, the Korean cotton processor Daewoo, its parent company POSCO and the pension funds NPS and NBIM.

The UK NCP rejected two complaints by Reprieve for not having substantiated the allegations related to the link between BTs services and US drone operations. The UK NCP recommended that the complaint by Reprieve against G4S be re-submitted with the US NCP. Finally, the UK NCP released a final statement in the case against Gamma and the UK NCP facilitated a successful mediation in Formula 1 Bahrain human rights cases.

Also Arla and ActionAid Denmark reached an agreement in the case related to the company’s sale of milk in West-Africa and the process of a mediated dialogue was initiated by the Dutch NCP in the case between Friends of the Earth against Rabobank. The Australian NCP has yet to issue initial assessments in the ANZ Bank Cambodian sugar case, and in the G4S Manus Island asylum seekers case. The Irish CRH case and the Japanese Toyota Philippines case were included again as they set new all-time records for inordinate delays in cases.

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publication cover - OECD Watch Quarterly Case Update June 2015