When the institution accepts a case for further handling, either through mediation or actual investigation, a short description of the case and reasoning for further handling, is published.
3 June 2021
On 21 October 2019, NCP Denmark received a complaint against Rockwool International A/S and the company’s American subsidiary Rockwool North America Inc. The complaint was submitted by the American non-profit organization West Virginians for Sustainable Development along with several co-complainants, and concerns the construction of Rockwool’s mineral wool manufacturing facility in Jefferson County, West Virginia, USA.
NCP Denmark’s final statement determines whether Rockwool has observed the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises by carrying out risk-based due diligence in relation to the planning and construction of the manufacturing facility in West Virginia.
The Mediation and Complaints-Handling Institution for Responsible Business Conduct (NCP Denmark) is the Danish National Contact Point based on the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises. NCP Denmark is established by law as an non-judicial grievance mechanism independent from the Danish Government and the OECD. NCP Denmark is mandated to promote the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises and to handle specific instances (complaints) concerning whether Danish companies, public authorities, and public and private organisations act in observance of the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises.
NCP Denmark can determine whether a corporate or public entity has observed the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises and can provide recommendations. NCP Denmark cannot prescribe remedy or compensation to impacted parties.
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