Syndicate of banks funding meat packing company JBS -amidst allegations of deforestation, slavery, corruption and fraud.

JBS is the world’s largest meat company by revenues, capacity, and production including beef, poultry, lamb and pork. It is the largest beef exporter from Brazil and it sells its meat products under a range of brands including Swift, Friboi,   ... →

Criticism of Wilmar continues: Amnesty International finds labour violations

Whether Nestlé, Unilever, Procter & Gamble or Kellogg’s, palm oil is included in almost all branded products. Behind it is often one name: Wilmar, an agrarian company and leading palm oil producer. Especially in Indonesia, the Group operates through a   ... →

HSBC and Commerzbank are financing dubious palm oil company Noble

Oil palm plantation in Popondetta, Papua New Guinea. flickr.com/photos/wak1/182562842/in/photostream/

In January 2017 Greenpeace released the report „Dirty Bankers – How HSBC is financing forest destruction for palm oil“.   This report provides a detailed explanation of the business relations between HSBC   ... →

Another mining activists in Colombia killed

Aldemar Parra Garcia, Source: AK Rohstoffe

On January 7, Aldemar was assassinated by two unidentified gunmen on a motorcycle on the route from El Hatillo to La Loma in broad daylight. He was a community leader and active trade unionist,   ... →

Update: Employees of the law firm Leigh Day arrested after criticism of the Vedanta subsidiary KCM in Zambia

Nchanga copper mine near Chingola, Zambia. Source: commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Zambia_2.JPG

Leigh Day, an international law firm, represents some 1800 Zambian farmers in their accusation against the mining company Konkola Coppermines plc (KCM), a subsidiary of Vedanta Resources. The company is accused of   ... →

Lafarge: Accusation of crimes against humanity and complicity in war crimes

The NGOs Sherpa and the ECCHR (European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights) have filed a criminal complaint against the French group Lafarge. The world’s leading cement producer and its Syrian branch Lafarge Cement Syria (LCS) is accused of having   ... →

Update: Dam Collapse in Brazil: Lawsuit against Executives

Der brasilianische Ort Bento Rodrigues im Bezirk Mariana des Bundesstaates Minas Gerais nach dem Dammbruch am 5. November 2015 © Flickr, Senado Federal

The Brazilian village of Bento Rodrigues, a subdistrict of Mariana in Minas Gerais state, after the dam collapse on November 5, 2015 © Flickr, Senado Federal

Since the disastrous collapse of the tailings dam in the Brazilian state of Minas   ... →

Swakop uranium: promotion of uranium in “Husab” Mine begins in Namibia

This month the mining company, Swakop Uranium, will start uranium mining in the “Husab” uranium mine located on the west coast of Namibia, as reported by Zheng Keping, the managing director of Swakop Uranium. The company is 90% owned by   ... →

Are Samsung and LG & Co. manipulating the power consumption of TV sets?

SAMSUNG CES2015 SUHD TV Highlight Zone © REDHOOD

SAMSUNG CES2015 SUHD TV Highlight Zone © REDHOOD

Research by the US Environmental Protection Agency NRDC (Natural Resources Defense Council) has shown that the electricity consumption of television sets manufactured by Samsung, LG and Vizio as measured by official energy   ... →