COMPLAINT REGARDING ROCKWOOL'S PROPOSED FACTORY IN RANSON, WV

COMPLAINT TO THE DANISH MEDIATION AND COMPLAINTS-HANDLING INSTITUTION FOR RESPONSIBLE BUSINESS CONDUCT

A group of civic organizations and elected officials have filed an official complaint against Rockwool with the Danish Mediation and Complaints-Handling Institution for Responsible Business Conduct. The complaint alleges that the Denmark based company has violated the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development’s (OECD) Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises with its actions related to the proposed mineral wool factory in Ranson, West Virginia, USA.

The complaint is joined and supported by civil-society organizations and elected officials representing a cross section of those affected by the construction and operation of the Rockwool factory, including: 

  • West Virginia Delegate John Doyle 

  • West Virginia Delegate Sammi Brown

  • Jefferson County Commissioner Jane Tabb

  • Jefferson County Commissioner Ralph Lorenzetti

  • Leesburg Town Council Member Neil Steinberg  

  • Friends of the Blue Ridge Mountains

  • Mid-Atlantic Center for Children's Health and the Environment

  • Ohio Valley Environmental Coalition

  • Potomac Riverkeeper Network 

  • Potomac Valley Audubon Society 

  • West Virginia Citizen Action Group

  • West Virginia Interfaith Power & Light


The Mediation and Complaints-Handling Institution for Responsible Business Conduct is a non-judicial institution that enables companies, organizations and public authorities to resolve disagreements regarding infringements of human rights, international environmental standards or corruption.

The filing states, “The complainants believe that Rockwool has neglected the recommended principles and standards of conduct associated with good corporate citizenship. After a careful review of the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises, it is our contention that Rockwool has violated several of the General Policies. In sum, these violations create significant risk to the environmental and social wellbeing of Jefferson County, West Virginia and the surrounding region.”  

 

CONTACT US

 

©2019 by West Virginians for Sustainable Development.