Kenya: Kakuzi claims is it making efforts to embed human rights in operations
"Kakuzi Plc Press Statement"
It was announced today in London that claims concerning allegations against Camellia PLC, in relation to Kakuzi PLC operations, have been resolved. As reported previously Kakuzi was dropped as a party to the UK proceedings in July 2020. Kakuzi still does not know the identities of the claimants making it very difficult to hold any individual accountable.
Kakuzi continues to commit to working with the local investigating authorities with a view to ensuring that any offenders who may be identified during these investigations are prosecuted, our community is protected, and victims receive not just reparations but justice...Kakuzi began the development of an Operational Grievance Mechanism (OGM) to enhance the timely and sensitive resolution to grievances that any of our stakeholders may have with Kakuzi. The OGM will be fully compliant with UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, and will be a fair, transparent and an independent means to resolve any complaints of personal injuries connected to Kakuzi's operations. The OGM is being developed with extensive consultation with local communities. An independent, internationally recognized human rights consultancy organization (Triple R Alliance) will take the lead on this.
In addition, Kakuzi has engaged independent experts to conduct a comprehensive human rights impact assessment of Kakuzi's operations, so that local communities and commercial partners can have confidence in Kakuzi's commitment to, and attainment of, the highest standards of business and human rights. Kakuzi is well advanced in establishing an Independent Human Rights Advisory Committee (IHRAC) whose role will be to provide independent advice to the Board on matters relating to Human Rights and governance structures.