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27 Sep 2021

Samsung Engineering

Samsung Engineering re protest and labour abuses faced by workers at NSH, Gulf Asia Contracting and Bapco

Please be informed that following a demonstration initiated by a minority group of workers at the Nasser S. Al Hajri shelter in the Sitra district of the Kingdom of Bahrain on Tuesday 7th September 2021, constructive discussions were rapidly engaged among all stakeholders with the support of Bahrain's Ministry of Labor and Social Development, enabling employees to express their demands and concerns.

[Samsung Engineering] reminds that working conditions in the Camp are audited by internal and independent external bodies and are managed in line with International Finance Corporation (IFC) performance standards and requirements. In addition to the actions already implemented to ensure appropriate working conditions on site, further measures were agreed, such as the relocation of workers who wish to be repatriated. As a result, activity on site resumed as normal on Monday 13th September 2021.

Media reports and the article you mentioned in your email have reported untrue allegations; the Company strongly protests against these accusations...

We will continue to monitor the situation at Nasser S. Al Hajri shelter and will take whatever action is necessary to ensure respect of human rights if they are threatened in any way.