Ongoing National Contact Point specific instances

Imperial Metals Corporation and the Southeast Alaska 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 Alaska 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 engaged with both parties. The company made a submission which was shared with the Notifier. The NCP concluded its initial assessment after consulting with the parties. Delays have occurred due to the NCP peer review process by the OECD. The NCP concluded that some of the issues raised by the Notifier in the request for review warranted to be the subject of a mediation or facilitated dialogue. On 20 March, 2018, the NCP offered to the parties to participate in a mediation on these issues. As of April 5, 2018, both parties had accepted the NCP offer of mediation. Next steps are the selection of a mediator and the start of the mediation.