WWF Files Complaint Against Soco International Over Oil Exploration in Virunga National Park

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GENEVA, Switzerland

International environmental NGO WWF on October 7 filed a complaint with the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) against British oil giant Soco International Plc. In the complaint, WWF claims the company’s oil exploration activities in East Africa’s Virunga National Park violate corporate social responsibility standards and environmental and human rights provisions of OECD’s Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises.