Ongoing National Contact Point specific instances

Imperial Metals Corporation and the Southeast Alaskan Conservation Council

Lead National Contact Point (NCP): Canada

Supporting NCP(s): N/A

Themes: general policies, disclosure, human rights, environment

Industry sector: Mining and quarrying

Summary: On December 23, 2016, the Canadian NCP received a request for review from the Southeast Alaskan Conservation Council, located in Juneau, Alaska, in the United States, alleging that Imperial Metals and its subsidiary Red Chris Development Company had not observed the general policies, and the disclosure, human rights and environment provisions of the Guidelines in its operations in Canada. The NCP has engaged with both parties and is preparing its initial assessment.

Banro Corporation and a former employee

Lead NCP: Canada

Supporting NCP(s): N/A

Theme: employment and industrial relations (labour)

Industry: mining and quarrying

Summary: On 8 August 2017, a specific instance was submitted to the Canadian NCP by a former employee of Banro Corporation, alleging non-observance of the Guidelines by the company at its Twangiza Mine in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The NCP has completed its initial assessment and decided that the issue raised would not benefit from an offer of dialogue or mediation. The NCP informed the parties of its decision on 22nd and 23rd November, respectively, and is in the process of drafting its Final Statement which will include the rationale underlying the NCP decision.