To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, whether the UK National Contact Point for the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises has received an update from JC Bamford in response to its recommendation that the company (a) write a statement of policy which should expressly state its commitment to respect human rights and (b) carry out human rights due diligence to assess actual and potential human rights impacts; and if she will publish that information.
2 February 2022
The UK National Contact Point (UK NCP) operates independently of the Department for International Trade. In line with its Rules of Procedures and the Final Statement published in November 2021, the UK NCP will request an update from JCB on the implementation of its recommendations in November 2022, which is one year from the date of the publication of its report. The UK NCP will then issue a follow up statement which will also be published on gov.uk.