Publication Initial Assessment on the specific instance of a former employee of Philips Lighting vs. Philips Lighting

The Netherlands NCP published its initial assessment on the specific instance “former employee of Philips Lighting vs. Philips Lighting” concerning an alleged violation of the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises by Philips Lighting on October 25, 2017.

Conclusion of the initial assessment

The Dutch NCP is of the opinion that this specific instance does not merit further consideration. It concludes that while the complainant may reasonably have grievances about the issues at stake, the issues have not been substantiated in respect of the company’s responsibilities under the Guidelines.

The NCP invites Philips Lighting to discuss the topic of operating in conflict areas in accordance with the Guidelines more broadly and is willing to give advice where necessary.

The initial assessment can be read in the document below, which describes the considerations by the Netherlands NCP regarding this specific instance in full. There will be no Final Statement.