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Global Witness vs. UK Export Finance

Aperçu de la plainte

Date de soumission 16 March 2020
Statut actuel Rejected
Thème UK Export Finance fails climate commitments, disclosures
Résumé de la plainte On 16 March 2020, Global Witness filed a specific instance against UK Export Finance, the UK’s export credit agency, at the United Kingdom NCP. The complaint concerns the activities of UK Export Finance in providing export credit services worldwide. The complainants allege that UK Export Finance is failing to commit and contribute to the climate targets set by the Paris Agreement, and does not disclose its indirect greenhouse gas emissions, in breach of its responsibilities under the OECD Guidelines. Global Witness is seeking mediation from the NCP to encourage UK Export Finance to commit to disclosing its full emissions footprint, bring its portfolio in line with the Paris Agreement 1.5C goal, and rapidly phase out all of its support for fossil fuels.
Développements/Résultat In a very controversial decision, the UK NCP has rejected a complaint against the UK export credit agency (UK Export Finance) related to climate impacts, claiming that UKEF is not a “multinational enterprise” and thus not covered by the OECD Guidelines. This is controversial because other NCPs (e.g. Dutch) have previously determined that their ECAs do fall under the OECD Guidelines.
Principes directeurs de l'OCDE concernés
Mots-clés concernant les plaintes Environnement, Le changement climatique, Secteur financier

Données sur le PCN

Nom du PCN National Contact Point United Kingdom
Coordonnées du PCN London, United Kingdom
Site web du PCN https://www.gov.uk/government/groups/uk-national-contact-point-for-the-organisation-for-economic-co-operation-and-development-guidelines
Autres PCN impliqués

Plaignant(e)

ONG

Données sur l'entreprise

Entreprise responsable UK Export Finance
Coordonnées de l'entreprise
Site web de l'entreprise
Entreprise en violation
Pays où se déroulent les opérations Grande-Bretagne
Autre entreprises impliquées

Calendrier des dévelopements

Date Acteur Action Description Document
9 September 2020 National Contact Point United Kingdom reject The UK NCP has rejected the complaint. téléchargez le document pdf (394Kb)  
17 March 2020 Global Witness Press coverage Guardian article on complaint filing téléchargez le document pdf (398Kb)  
17 March 2020 Global Witness Press coverage Financial Times article on complaint filing téléchargez le document pdf (331Kb)  
16 March 2020 Global Witness file Complainants file complaint at UK NCP téléchargez le document pdf (921Kb)  

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