Initial Assessment Milieudefensie/Friends of the Earth Netherlands, WALHI/Friends of the Earth Indonesia and SDI/Friends of the Earth Liberia vs. ING
The Dutch NCP has accepted the case of Milieudefensie/Friends of the Earth Netherlands, WALHI/Friends of the Earth Indonesia and SDI/Friends of the Earth Liberia regarding an alleged violation of the OECD Guidelines by ING.
The NCP is of the opinion that the notification merits further consideration and has offered its good offices to both parties. The objective is to bring parties to agreement on possible improvements of ING’s due diligence policies and practices regarding palm oil, and to assess the enterprise’s involvement with the actual or potential adverse impacts identified, in order to determine the appropriate responses and specifically, assess whether the enterprise contributed (or would contribute) to the adverse impact; or whether the adverse impact is (or would be) directly linked to its services by the business relationships.
Friends of the Earth as well as ING, have accepted the NCP's offer.