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Belarusian activists urge companies engaged with Belarus Government to take immediate action in response to ongoing human rights violations, incl. company responses

Nationwide protests started in Belarus after official election results were announced on the night of 10 August, in which Aleksandr Lukashenko was declared the winner. Those results are seen by many in Belarus and abroad as being rigged in favor of Lukashenka. The protesters have faced violent persecution by the authorities. As of 10 January 2021, more than 30,000 Belarusians have been taken into police custody. A number of workers and trade union leaders were arrested and detained.

Concerned about this situation, Belarusian activists reached out to a large number of companies engaged with Belarus Government urging them to take immediate action in response to ongoing human rights violations.

Business and Human Rights Resource Centre invited 49 of those companies to respond. BASF SE, Commerzbank, Cummins, Daimler AG, Helaba, Henkel AG, KfW IPEX-Bank, Robert Bosch GmbH, Siemens AG, Société Générale, B.Strautmann & Söhne GmbH u. Co. KG and Zeppelin GmbH responded. Albert Karsten Holz-Importe GmbH, Amazonen-Werke H. Dreyer GmbH & Co. KG, AXXO Im- und Export GmbH, Barclays, Bayer AG, BMP Pharma Trading AG, Caterpillar, Citigroup, CLAAS KGaA, Duisburger Hafen AG, Eickhoff, Gersis GmbH, Goodyear, H&R Ölwerke Schindler GmbH, HanseCom Public Transport Ticketing Solutions GmbH, Hauni Maschinenbau GmbH, Heine + Beisswenger Stiftung + Co. KG, HLD Hoyerswerda Umwelt GmbH, IBA IT GmbH, Knauf Gips KG, Kontinent Spedition GmbH, Michelin, ML Lubrication GmbH, Mukran Port Sassnitz GmbH, REMONDIS SE & Co. KG, SAP SE, Schaeffler AG, Schenker Deutschland AG, SMS Group GmbH, Viessmann Werke GmbH, Yokohama and ZEISS did not respond.

Company responses and non-responses are available below. We will indicate here if we receive any additional responses.

Unternehmensantworten

Commerzbank Antwort anzeigen
Zeppelin Antwort anzeigen
SAP SE

Keine Antwort

Viessmann

Keine Antwort

Schaeffler

Keine Antwort

ZEISS

Keine Antwort

Eickhoff

Keine Antwort

Duisburger Hafen AG

Keine Antwort

Daimler AG Antwort anzeigen
H&R Ölwerke Schindler GmbH

Keine Antwort

B.M.P. Pharma Trading AG

Keine Antwort

Albert Karsten Holz-Importe GmbH

Keine Antwort

AXXO Im- und Export GmbH

Keine Antwort

Schenker Deutschland AG

Keine Antwort

Gersis

Keine Antwort

Société Générale Antwort anzeigen
HanseCom

Keine Antwort

Barclays

Keine Antwort

Caterpillar

Keine Antwort

HLD Umwelt

Keine Antwort

IBA Group

Keine Antwort

Citigroup Antwort anzeigen
Knauf

Keine Antwort

Michelin Antwort anzeigen
Kontinent Spedition

Keine Antwort

SMS Group Antwort anzeigen
ML Lubrication

Keine Antwort

Mukran Port

Keine Antwort

Remondis

Keine Antwort

CLAAS

Keine Antwort

Amazone

Keine Antwort

B. Strautmann & Söhne Antwort anzeigen
Heine + Beisswenger

Keine Antwort

Hauni Maschinenbau

Keine Antwort

Glencore Antwort anzeigen
Trafigura Beheer Antwort anzeigen
Goodyear

Keine Antwort

Yokohama Tire Corporation Antwort anzeigen
Siemens

Keine Antwort

Philip Morris International Antwort anzeigen
Michelin Antwort anzeigen
Commerzbank Antwort anzeigen
Helaba Landesbank Hessen-Thüringen Antwort anzeigen
Novartis Antwort anzeigen
Jacobs Douwe Egberts Antwort anzeigen
Bayer

Keine Antwort

Procter & Gamble

Keine Antwort

Colgate-Palmolive Antwort anzeigen

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