Global Legal Action complains about human rights and environmental concerns to UK NCP

It is alleged that Cerrejón failed to observe General Policies, Human Rights, Environmental and Disclosure clauses of the OECD Multinational Enterprises Guidelines. The remedy sought by the complainants was the initiation of a consultation process to achieve closure of the mine. In response Anglo American said ‘that they consider the Complaint ignores the fact that each of the Investors only has an indirect, one-third shareholding in Cerrejón, none of the current Shareholders is able to exercise independent management or control over Cerrejón’s activities’. UK NCP decided that further consideration of the complaint was required.