German companies profiting from rising tensions in the South China Sea:

ype 054A frigate (Jiangkai II-class)

Type 054A frigate (Jiangkai II-class) © Wikipedia

According to the German Handelsblatt, German companies along with French and British arms exporters are providing engines and other defence equipment to both sides of the conflict in the South China Sea, including   ... →

Abuse of migrant workers in Thai Chicken production


Cover des Finnwatch-Berichts “Employment available in exchange for debt”

The four major companies producing broiler chicken in Thailand have been shown to violate labour rights in the production facilities. The companies Charoen Pokphand Foods PCL, Laemthong Corporation Group, Centaco Group   ... →

Nestlé, Cargill, Archer Daniels Midland: child slavery in Cote D’Ivor case


Kinder werden in der Kakao-Ernte eingesetzt, Quelle: Vimeo

As Facing Finance reported in January of this year, six former child slaves who had been trafficked from Mali to Cote D’Ivoire filed a suit against Nestlé, Archer Daniels Midland and Cargill,

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Financial sectors’ association with human rights abuses of asylum seekers in Australia

Blick in das Manus Island Detention Centre, Quelle: Wikipedia

Manus Island Detention Centre, source: Wikipedia

A new report released by the Human Rights Law Centre and partners, details the extent of financial sector involvement in companies associated with human rights abuses in Australia’s offshore detention centres (ODC’s).

It draws   ... →

Bayer , Rheinbraun , Wintershall : Industry exerts influence on German authorities.

Protest im Wendland: Auch die Bevölkerung hat Zweifel an der Sicherheit des Salzstock Gorleben. Quelle: Christian Fischer, Wikipedia

Protest in Wendland: Communities had doubts about the nuclear site Gorleben. Source: Christian Fischer, Wikipedia

At the end of June 2016 it became known, through investigations undertaken by WDR, NDR and Süddeutsche Zeitung, that the Institute for Geosciences and Natural   ... →

Kosmos Energy and Cairn Energy excluded by the Norwegian Pension Fund due to their activities in the Western Sahara

Karte der Westsahara mit Kennzeichnung der von Marokko besetzten Gebiete. Quelle: MOtty, Wikipedia

Karte der Westsahara mit Kennzeichnung der von Marokko besetzten Gebiete. Quelle: MOtty, Wikipedia

On the 28th of June 2016 the Norwegian Pension Fund excluded the companies Kosmos Energy Ltd. and Cairn Energy Plc. due to serious violations of ethical norms.   ... →

British American Tobacco: Human Rights Violations in Bangladesh


Tobacco Plantation ©pixabay

Recently Facing Finance published the results of a study by Human Rights Watch on the working conditions occurring on Indonesian tobacco plantations.

Now the Swedish organization, Swedwatch, reports on similar incidents of environmental and human rights violations   ... →

New study by Global Witness shows a dramatic increase in killings of land and environmental defenders


Cover page of report © Global Witness

On 20th June 2016 the NGO Global Witness published their new study “On Dangerous Ground” drawing attention to the dramatic worldwide increase of killings of land and environmental defenders.

The study documents 185   ... →