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Homage to our glaciers and climate justice with the countries of the South

07.09.2020

Trient, Sunday 6 September 2020  At an homage ceremony held at the foot of the Trient glacier, more than 200 people commemorated the 500 glaciers that have…

E-mobility: Battery manufacturers must become more transparent

02.09.2020

Batteries are at the beating heart of e-mobility. A new study examines for the first time how the leading battery manufacturers are dealing with environmental a…

The Liberian Socfin plantation SRC opts out of conflict resolution process

03.06.2020

In May 2019, the Liberian NGO Green Advocates filed a complaint with the IFC on behalf of 22 village communities, pointing out serious human rights violations …

Business and Human Rights: A New and Incomplete Action Plan

03.03.2020

The new action plan (NAP) 2020-2023 does not constitute a solid framework for ensuring that Swiss companies respect human rights in their activities, and those …

Communities in Africa fight back against the land grab for palm oil

21.09.2019

Ein neuer Bericht zeigt, wie sich die Gemeinden bei einem massiven Landraub in der Region erfolgreich wehren.

Friends of the Earth Groups an supporters file complaint against ING for financing palm oil abuses

05.07.2019

Today Friends of the Earth groups Milieudefensie (NL), Sustainable Development Institute (Liberia) and WALHI (Indonesia) file a OECD complaint against the Dutch…

Swiss fertiliser traders implicated in human rights violations in Morocco

05.06.2019

New report: The Moroccan state-owned company OCP is polluting the air with its fertiliser factories, thereby harming the health of its employees and of the loca…

The Link Between Employment Conditions and Suicide

07.12.2018

A Study of the Electronics Sector in China (/November 2018)

Dust in the air and polluted soils : Glencore does not exercise enough due diligence in Congo

27.11.2018

Glencore, with its copper and cobalt mines, continues to pollute the air and soil around the town of Kolwezi in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Child labour: LafargeHolcim abandons the victims

08.05.2018

Two years after the child labour scandal in Uganda was discovered, LafargeHolcim and its suppliers have done nothing to help the victims.

FTA Switzerland – Indonesia: Respect human rights and nature – keep palm oil outside!

02.02.2018

Open letter to Federal Councillor Johann Schneider-Ammann: Palm oil must be excluded from the free trade agreement between Switzerland and Indonesia.

No improvement in Sierra Leone

21.12.2017

After the takeover of the failed Addax project by Sunbird Bioenergy Africa Ltd, the situation for those affected has not improved.