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13 Jun 2013

UK National Contact Point for OECD Guidelines

UK NCP initial assessment: complaint from the International Accountability Project and the World Development Movement against GCM Resources Plc in Bangladesh

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The statement records the decision of the UK National Contact Point to accept for further consideration a complaint from two non-governmental organisations that a UK company acted inconsistently with the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises in developing plans for coal mining in Bangladesh. The OECD guidelines provide recommendations for business conduct that the UK government encourages UK businesses to comply with wherever they are trading and operating.

Part of the following timelines

Bangladesh: Concerns over environmental & social impacts of Asia Energy/GCM Resources' Phulbari coal project

OECD Guidelines complaint against GCM Resources over planned Bangladesh coal mine