hide message

Welcome to the Resource Centre

We make it our mission to work with advocates in civil society, business and government to address inequalities of power, seek remedy for abuse, and ensure protection of people and planet.

Both companies and impacted communities thank us for the resources and support we provide.

This is only possible because of your support. Please make a donation today.

Thank you,
Phil Bloomer, Executive Director

Donate now hide message

You are being redirected to the story the piece of content is found in so you can read it in context. Please click the following link if you are not automatically redirected within a couple seconds:

"Cerrejón's position on Global Witness's "Defend the Earth" report"

Author: Cerrejón (Colombia), Published on: 12 July 2017

Regarding the recent Global Witness report... Cerrejón: Categorically rejects any threat to the lives and dignity of social and human rights leaders. In case we have known of such threats, the company has asked the competent Government authorities to implement all necessary actions required to protect them, as well as to prosecute the perpetrators of the threats; Rejects any suggestion, insinuation or accusation of links between Cerrejón and  the threats to social leaders or any violation of human rights, including those implied by this report and based on statements by Wayuu leader, Mrs. Jakeline Romero; Regarding environmental damage accusations...[Cerrejón] has an Environmental Management Plan that seeks to prevent, mitigate and compensate the possible impacts of its operation...;Regarding accusations on violation of the right to prior consultation, Cerrejón has been respectful of Colombian prior consultation regulations...The company has carried out transparent and participative processes of prior consultation..; Cerrejón has a strong commitment to respecting human rights, and is recognized for the implementation of the highest social and environmental standards; At all times, Cerrejón maintains its willingness and commitment to having an informed, constructive, and respectful dialogue about its operation with all interested parties.

Read the full post here

Related companies: Anglo American BHP Billiton Cerrejón Coal (joint venture Anglo American, BHP Billiton, Glencore) Glencore