In 2005, MPs challenged the government to resolve inadequacies of the UK NCP, the government unit tasked with providing a degree of accountability for the environmental and human rights impacts of British companies operating abroad. This resulted in significant reforms to the NCP procedures. However, the findings in this report indicated that significant problems remained.
This report was prepared by RAID in collaboration with the TUC, with contributions from Amnesty International UK, The Corner House, Global Witness, the London Mining Network, SPEAK and The Corporate Responsibility (CORE) Coalition. The description of the cases filed by unions was prepared by the Trade Union Advisory Committee to the OECD (TUAC).