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31 January 2019

Response by ANZ

Author: ANZ

We acknowledge the ANCP report portrays circumstances which do not reflect well on any of the key stakeholders involved, including us. The application of our due diligence was clearly lacking and there was insufficient follow up. At the same time, the...

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25 January 2019

Australia: New report alleges Australian companies' involvement in human rights violations overseas

1 December 2018...

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2 January 2019

IDI and Equitable Cambodia highlight ANZ's refusal to pay displaced communities in Cambodia; bank asserts it did not fund the project

Author: Inclusive Development International

"ANZ Declines to "Do the Right Thing" for Displaced Cambodian Farmers," 18 December 2018...

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1 November 2018

ANZ mulling payout to sugar project victims

Author: Sophak Chakrya Khouth, The Phnom Penh Post

01 November 2018...

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13 October 2018

ANZ boss says bank will consider compensating Cambodians forced off farms for sugar plantation

Author: Holly Robertson, ABC News

12 October 2018...

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10 October 2018

Australian NCP concludes ANZ's action not in line with the company's human rights policy in Phnom Penh Sugar case; company responds

The Australian National Contact Point (AusNCP) has released its final statement in a case relating to ANZ's financing of Phnom Penh Sugar (PPS), a Cambodian company linked to forcible evictions and other human rights abuses. In its statement, the...

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24 April 2018

Global funding for extreme fossil fuels increased by 11% in 2017, new report finds

[Includes responses by BNP Parbias, Deutsche Bank, Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan Chase, Royal Bank of Canda, Morgan Stanley & Toronto-Dominion Bank]

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24 January 2018

BankTrack paper explores responsibilities of banks allegedly contributing to human rights violations through finance

In this briefing paper, BankTrack examines whether private sector banks may have contributed to adverse human rights impacts through their provision of finance. The paper explores eight cases of human rights abuses and the relationship and...

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23 January 2018
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Un informe de la Red de vigilancia a la Banca, BankTrack, denominado “De qué modo contribuye la banca a los abusos de derechos humanos” (en inglés), se menciona la financiación que diversos bancos han efectuado a empresas en distintos países. El...

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Company response
15 January 2018

ANZ response re Phnom Penh Sugar case in Cambodia

Author: ANZ

In 2016 we conducted a comprehensive review of ANZ’s human rights standards... [and] n October 2016 we issued a revised set of human rights standards, which were upgraded in several key areas, including: (1) Confirming our ‘zero tolerance’ for...

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