Final statement former employees of Bralima vs. Bralima and Heineken

On 14th December 2015, former employees of Bralima Heineken in Bukavu, DRC (period 1999-2003) notified a specific instance with the Dutch National Contact Point with regard to an alleged violation of the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises by Bralima in Bukavu, Democratic Republic of Congo, and Heineken N.V., based in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

The NCP concluded that on the basis of the criteria for further examination of the Commentary on the implementation procedure of the OECD Guidelines for multinational enterprises (2000) the notification merited further consideration and offered its good offices to resolve the issue by facilitating a dialogue between the parties.

Both parties accepted this offer and an expert mediator was appointed by the NCP. The dialogue was conducted under the chairmanship of the NCP and resulted in a satisfactory outcome for both parties.  

Final statement describing the process and outcomes of the dialogue.