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Danish NGO vs. Danish Company

Case overview

Date filed 30 April 2014
Current status Rejected
Issue Pollution and selling hazardous products by Danish company
Summary of the case In April 2014 the Danish NCP received a request for review from a Danish NGO alleging that a multinational enterprise had breached the environment, and employment and industrial relations provisions of the Guidelines in Denmark by creating pollution and not adequately cleaning its traces, and by selling hazardous products abroad. Part of this request related to the historical activities of the company and some to its current activities. The request also included a preliminary report about the company's alleged breaches and a final report was sent to the NCP in June 2014.
Developments/Outcome The NCP undertook an initial assessment of the specific instance but concluded that it did not merit further consideration. This decision was based on the information available to the NCP. Regarding the historical pollution, the NCP's internal procedures state that the NCP can only consider complaints brought within five years after the disputed act or omission has ceased, (cf. the Act on Danish NCP, section 6.), and the NCP therefore could not consider the allegations regarding historical pollution which occured outside this time limit. Regarding the additional allegations, the Danish NCP assessed that they were not supported by reasonable documentation. The NCP issued their initial assessment the decision and concluded the specific instance.
Relevant OECD Guidelines
Case keywords Environment

NCP Information

NCP name National Contact Point Denmark
NCP address Langelinie Allé 17 DK-2100 Copenhagen O, Denmark
NCP website
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Complainant

NGO

Company Information

Company responsible Danish Company
Company address
Company website
Company in violation Danish Company
Country of operations Denmark
Other companies involved

Timeline of developments

Date Actor Action Description Document
16 June 2014 National Contact Point Denmark accept The NCP undertook an initial assessment of the specific instance but concluded that it did not merit further consideration. download pdf (62Kb)  

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