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“Looking at the Principles behind the Practices Operator: British Petroleum Casanare Department, Colombia”

Author: CDA, Published on: 1 April 2004

March 1 – 19, 2004

…The Peacebuilding and Human Security division of the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade (DFAIT) of the Canadian Government requested that CEP visit Colombia to document current practices of companies operating there and to provide DFAIT with a brief on how companies can most effectively and positively invest in Colombia. Against this background David Reyes, Independent Consultant, and Luc Zandvliet, Project Director of CEP, visited Colombia from March 1-19, 2004. During this period CEP sought to visit BP-Colombia’s operations in Yopal, Casanare Department. BP responded positively, providing the CEP team with an extensive briefing in Bogotá and hosting the team on its two-day visit to the BP base in Yopal. This report should be read in conjunction with the CDA report on current corporate practices in Colombia…

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