Bonsucro sugar trade association to reconsider Tate & Lyle’s membership after complaint from Cambodian farmers of alleged forced displacement & inadequate compensation

Get RSS feed of these results

All components of this story

Article
8 July 2013

[Bonsucro] Board Decision 8 July 2013

Author: Nick Goodall, Chief Executive of Bonsucro

[T]he Board of Bonsucro suspended Tate & Lyle Sugars (TLS) from membership of Bonsucro…TLS has not, in the view of the Board, demonstrated adequate progress within a reasonable time-scale…to provide information regarding a complaint made against the company, nor adequately explained why these requirements could not be met. The suspension, provided for within Bonsucro’s Code of Conduct, remains in place until such time as TLS satisfies the Board that either one of two conditions are met, namely: A. Carrying out the third party review of compensation specified in Bonsucro’s letter to TLS of 19 March, and…carrying out an independent third Party review of their supplier’s compliance with TLS’ own Code of Conduct, OR, B. Reaching a resolution of the dispute to both parties’ satisfaction. The suspension does not imply any view on the veracity of the underlying allegations made against TLS…

🚫Read the full post here

Article
26 June 2013

Case profile: Koh Kong sugar plantation lawsuits (re Cambodia)

Author: Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

[Business & Human Rights Resource Centre case profile for lawsuit against Tate & Lyle and T&L Sugars Limited (a subsidiary of American Sugar Refining) in the UK. The plaintiffs maintain that they remain the legal owners of the land on which the Koh Kong companies grew sugar, and are claiming compensation for the profit from selling the sugar.]

Read the full post here

Article
26 June 2013

Group Considers Complaint Against Sugar Giant [Cambodia]

Author: Zsombor Peter, Cambodia Daily

A London-based sugar trade association aiming to promote a more ethical and sustainable industry will meet early next month to consider a request from Cambodian farmers that it eject U.K.-based sugar firm Tate & Lyle from the group unless it gives them their land back…Equitable Cambodia, a local NGO, filed a complaint against Tate & Lyle on behalf of the families with Bonsucro—the sugar trade association…—two years ago…In December Bonsucro agreed to form a task force to investigate the complaint…Bonsucro chief executive…confirmed that the group’s board of directors will meet on July 8 to consider the task force recommendations. He said the recommendations would be based both on the families’ complaint and a response from Tate & Lyle...The Koh Kong families are also suing Tate & Lyle at the High Court of Justice in London for damages for lost farm earnings...[Also refers to BP, Coca-Cola]

Read the full post here