Chapter II.A.13: Supporting application of Guidelines to business partners

In addition to addressing adverse impacts in relation to matters covered by the Guidelines, encourage, where practicable, business partners, including suppliers and sub-contractors, to apply principles of responsible business conduct compatible with the Guidelines.


All Cases  Closed Cases   Overdue Cases (more than 12 months)
Title sort up sort down Issue Host Country(s) Lead NCP Date submitted NCP Decision Current status sort up sort down Duration sort up sort down Positive outcome

ASAHI GLASS CO., LTD. V Korean Confederation of Trade Unions (KCTU) and Korean Metal Workers' Union (KMWU)

Retaliation for forming a trade union; contract workers

South Korea

South Korea NCP


05/08/2015

Accepted

Ongoing

Duration so far 198 weeks and 2 days

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Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) V Building and Wood Workers‟ International (BWI)

Violations of the human rights of migrant contruction workers

Qatar

Switzerland NCP


28/05/2015

Accepted

Closed

Closed on 02/05/2017
100 weeks and 5 days
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América Móvil S.A.B. de C.V. V UNI Global Union, UNT, STRM, SITCOM and FESC

Unfair dismissal of trade unionists; trade union and human rights

El Salvador
Guatemala
Nicaragua

Mexico NCP


21/09/2011

Rejected

Closed

Closed on 01/06/2012
36 weeks and 2 days
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Häagen-Dazs (General Mills) V Korean Confederation of Trade Unions (KCTU)

Not known

South Korea

US NCP


15/10/2009

No Decision

Withdrawn

Closed on 15/11/2009
4 weeks and 3 days
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Lafarge Group V Korean Chemical and Textile Workers Federation (KCTF)

Union-busting/anti-union behaviour/outsourcing

South Korea

South Korea NCP


01/10/2006

Accepted

Closed

Duration not known
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ABN Amro Bank V UNITE-HERE

Socially responsible investment; due diligence of the financial sector

US

US NCP


01/03/2005

Accepted

Withdrawn

Closed on 12/07/2005
19 weeks and 0 days
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Swatch Group V Union Syndicale Suisse (USS)

Failure to recognise collective bargaining agreement

Switzerland

Switzerland NCP


01/02/2004

Rejected

Closed

Closed on 01/06/2005
69 weeks and 3 days
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British American Tobacco (BAT) V International Union of Food Workers (Burma)

Forced labour Divestment from Burma

Burma

UK NCP


02/09/2003

Accepted

Withdrawn

Closed on 01/02/2004
21 weeks and 5 days
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Chemie Pharmacie Holland BV V FNV

Congo Case

Democratic Republic of Congo

Netherlands NCP


04/12/2002

Rejected

Closed

Closed on 01/05/2005
125 weeks and 4 days
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Nutreco V Milieudefensie and Ecoocéanos - in consultation with the Federación Provincial de Trabajadores de la Industria Pesquera de Puerto Montt

Right to join a trade union; right to collective bargaining; health and safety; environment

Chile

Chile NCP


Netherlands NCP


01/08/2002

Accepted

Closed

Closed on 01/10/2003
60 weeks and 6 days
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