Statement: Complaint under OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises

21st March 2019

Bonsucro exists to ensure that responsible sugarcane production creates  lasting value for the people, communities, businesses, economies and eco-systems in all cane-growing regions. The Bonsucro platform plays a fundamental role in accelerating change for sugarcane, with the Bonsucro Standard being a globally recognised commitment to professional, successful and responsible business from members.

Complaints made against Bonsucro members are taken very seriously and addressed in accordance with the relevant standards that govern the relationship between Bonsucro and its members. We are committed  to maintaining continuous dialogue with stakeholders to address issues and find solutions that work for all within the scope of our mandate and objectives.

Bonsucro has been informed by the UK National Contact Point that a complaint has been made by Inclusive Development International, Equitable Cambodia and the Cambodian League for the Promotion and Defense of Human Rights concerning an alleged “failure to comply with the OECD Guidelines”

Bonsucro will respond to the complaint within the timeline provided to ensure the NCP can undertake its Initial Assessment and determine whether the issues raised by the complainant merit further examination.

The Initial Assessment will not include any decision on whether or not Bonsucro has breached the Guidelines.

Bonsucro continues to engage independent, external experts in the process of review of its Code of Conduct and Grievance Mechanism to ensure alignment with the UNGP effectiveness criteria and OECD Guidelines. Bonsucro has been engaging members and other stakeholders in this process since the end of 2018.