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Frank Bold vs. Grupa OLX sp. z o.o.

Case overview

Date filed 9 April 2018
Current status Acuerdo
Issue Allowing advertising of products likely used contrary to law
Summary of the case On 9 April 2018, Frank Bold filed a complaint at the Polish NCP concerning Grupa OLX, a multinational online advertisement company. Frank Bold alleged that Grupa OLX's digital platform allows third parties to buy and sell furnaces that may be used to illegally burn processed oil and discarded wooden railway clippers. Both processed oil and wooden railway clippers constitute hazardous waste, and burning them is prohibited as it causes serious environmental harm. The complaint alleges that while Grupa OLX does not cause the environmental harm, it is directly linked to the impact through a business relationship with the portal’s users that buy and use the furnaces. According to the OECD Guidelines, Grupa OLX should have conducted due diligence to identify and seek to prevent this impact. Frank Bold alleges that Grupa OLX failed to do so.
Developments/Outcome On 25 June 2018 the NCP accepted the case for further consideration. The parties have commenced mediation over emails and are working towards an agreement.
Relevant OECD Guidelines
Case keywords Salud y seguridad, Medio Ambiente, Publicación de informaciones

NCP Information

NCP name National Contact Point Poland
NCP address Warsaw, Poland
NCP website
Other NCPs involved


Company Information

Company responsible Grupa OLX sp. Z o.o.
Company address
Company website
Company in violation Grupa OLX sp. Z o.o.
Country of operations Poland
Other companies involved

Timeline of developments

Date Actor Action Description Document
13 June 2019 National Contact Point Poland declaración Polish NCP issues final statement download pdf (484Kb)  
25 June 2018 National Contact Point Poland evaluación inicial The Polish NCP accepts the case for further examination download pdf (471Kb)  
9 April 2018 Frank Bold Society presentar Complaint filed with Polish NCP  

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