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9 Jan 2023

B4Ukraine Coalition

Letter to DP Eurasia regarding its ongoing business activities in Russia

...We request an urgent dialogue regarding potential inconsistencies between DP Eurasia’s stated policies on human rights and the company’s ongoing business operations and relationships in Russia that may contribute to, or be linked with, human rights harms...

It remains to be seen if and how DP Eurasia, and its 1,121 Russian-based employees,11 will be impacted by the partial mobilisation and the heightened legal, regulatory, operational, and financial risks associated with companies being required to provide direct support to the internationally sanctioned Russian military. However, any proximity to the Russian state risks enabling and financing Russia’s violations of IHL and human rights law during the ongoing invasion and occupation of Ukraine and violating DP Eurasia’s Code of Ethics and the spirit of its public statements...

...[W]e request an urgent dialogue with DP Eurasia’s relevant senior management and staff to discuss the company’s ongoing activities and relationships in Russia, associated risks to the people of Ukraine and the company, and potential steps to prevent/mitigate these risks...