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8 Jun 2020

Colombia: NGOs submit report on patters of business conduct during the conflict to the Truth Commission

The Colombian NGO Corporación Colectivo de Abogados José Alvear Restrepo (CCAJAR) submitted a report on patterns of business conduct during the internal armed conflict to provide the Commission for the Clarification of Truth, Coexistence and Non-Repetition (CEV, for its Spanish acronym) with a perspective from civil society and the human rights movement. The Business and Human Rights Resource Centre invited 19 of the companies mentioned in the report, four of them belonging to two business groups. The responses from: Frontera Energy (formerly Pacific Rubiales), Drummond, Cerrejon Coal (joint venture Anglo American, BHP and Glencore) and Glencore (Prodeco Group in Colombia) are available.

Responses by AngloGold Ashanti, Empresas Públicas de Medellín (EPM), Equion (formerly BP, now part of Ecopetrol and Repsol), Grupo Argos, Bavaria (part of AB InBev, part of Anheuser-Busch InBev), Poligrow, Postobón (part of Grupo Ardila Lulle), Repsol and Riopaila-Castilla (part of Grupo Ardila Lulle) are available only in Spanish.

Ecopetrol, Galletas Noel and Compañía Nacional de Chocolates (part of the Nutresa Group), Ocensa (part of Ecopetrol), Oxy (Occidental Petroleum) and Total have not yet responded. We will report if they respond.

Further coverage can be found in Spanish here.

Company Responses

Frontera Energy (former Pacific Exploration & Production) View Response
Glencore View Response
Anglo American View Response