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CLEC & ERI vs Fanjul Corporation

Aperçu de la plainte

Date de soumission 31 October 2012
Statut actuel Concluded
Thème Illegal eviction of villagers by ASR in Cambodia
Résumé de la plainte American Sugar Refining (ASR), the worlds largest sugar cane refiner and best known for producing Domino Sugar, holds an exclusive contract to buy all the sugar produced at a sugar plantation and factory in Sre Ambel District, Koh Kong Province, Cambodia, where villagers were illegally evicted from their land without fair or adequate compensation. The villagers are now facing impoverishment, malnutrition, and other social deprivations. The complaint alleges that ASRs parent companies Florida Crystals Corporation, Sugar Cane Growers Cooperative of Florida and Fanjul Corporation are also responsible for the illegal eviction and subsequent deprivation of the villagers.
Développements/Résultat In April 2013, the US NCP concluded its initial assessment, determining the complaint was substantiated and admissible for further examination.

ASR was initially inclined to participate in mediation facilitated by the NCP and the U.S. Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service, but later withdrew from the process because of civil claims filed in the UK High Court against ASRs subsidiary, Tate & Lyle, by the Cambodian communities.

On 13 June 2013, the NCP issued a final statement reiterating that the complaint was substantiated and relevant, but concluding that the conditions did not exist for the NCP to play a further role in resolving the dispute. The NCP did recommend that ASR develop a human rights policy. The NCP also called on ASR to evaluate the issues raised by the complaint and formulate a strategy for addressing them.

The complainants welcome that for the first time the US NCP included recommendations in a final statement, but believe that the NCP could have provided more guidance regarding the expectations of companies under the OECD Guidelines in similar situations.
Principes directeurs de l'OCDE concernés
Mots-clés concernant les plaintes Chaîne d’approvisionnement, Les droits de l'homme

Données sur le PCN

Nom du PCN National Contact Point United States of America
Coordonnées du PCN 2201 C St. NW 20520 Washington, DC, United States
Site web du PCN
Autres PCN impliqués



Données sur l'entreprise

Entreprise responsable Fanjul Corporation
Coordonnées de l'entreprise
Site web de l'entreprise
Entreprise en violation American Sugar Refining Incorporated
Pays où se déroulent les opérations Cambodge
Autre entreprises impliquées

Calendrier des dévelopements

Date Acteur Action Description Document
20 June 2013 National Contact Point United States of America statement The US NCP issued a final statement concluding the case téléchargez le document pdf (2301Kb)  
31 October 2012 Earthrights International file Complaint filed at US NCP téléchargez le document pdf (511Kb)  

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