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Annex: Use of Pesticides in PHC Plantations

The nine pesticides PHC uses on its three plantations have a total of six active ingredients, according to the company’s social environmental impact reports that the Congolese Agency for the Environment (ACE) approved in November 2017 and that are valid for five years. Of these nine, the report provides brand names for eight, and for the remaining one only the active ingredient is listed: glyphosate. Human Rights Watch researchers also photographed the original containers or labels of four brand-name pesticides in Lokutu and Yaligimba plantation, which were consistent with the pesticides listed in the social and environmental impact assessment. Half of the active ingredients in pesticides used in PHC plantations are considered hazardous by the WHO...

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