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Individual vs. MNE operating in India

Case overview

Date filed 7 March 2013
Current status Rejected
Issue Bribery allegations in India
Summary of the case In March 2014, the Norwegian NCP received an anonymous complaint about conditions at a subsidiary of a Norwegian company in India. The individual claimed that the local management has been involved in bribery and that the parent company had not responded to a complaint via the company’s whistleblower channel. The NCP was asked to investigate the matter with a view to punish the local management.
Developments/Outcome After conducting an initial assessment of the specific instance, the NCP has concluded that it does not merit further consideration. While recognising that there may be legitimate reasons to be anonymous, the NCP is concerned that it would be too difficult to assess whether the person has a legitimate interest in the matter and the suggestion that the individual choose third-party representation was declined. Further, the individual’s desire that the NCP conduct an investigation is beyond the NCP’s authority. The NCP has however provided some recommendations and observations to the company to identity, prevent, mitigate and manage the risks associated with bribery which are available in the initial assessment issued by the NCP.
Relevant OECD Guidelines
Case keywords Bribery / Corruption

NCP Information

NCP name National Contact Point Norway
NCP address P.O. Box 8114 DEP N-0032 Oslo, Norway
NCP website http://www.regjeringen.no/nb/dep/ud/tema/norgesfremme-og-kultursamarbeid.html?id=434499
Other NCPs involved

Complainant

NGO

Company Information

Company responsible Norwegian 'Electricity, gas, steamd and air conditioning supply' MNE operating in India
Company address
Company website
Company in violation
Country of operations India
Other companies involved

Timeline of developments

Date Actor Action Description Document
18 June 2014 National Contact Point Norway reject The Norwegian NCP concluding the specific instance on the 18th of June 2014. download pdf (763Kb)  

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