Myanmar: Report tracks cos involved in the aviation fuel supply chain amid findings that the military relies on fuel to power aircraft used in unlawful air strikes
Amnesty International, in collaboration with Justice For Myanmar, published a report citing companies involved in the aviation fuel supply chain in Myanmar. The report stated that the Myanmar military conducts unlawful air strikes that “…have resulted in the death and injury of civilian women, men and children and caused the displacement of entire communities in conflict-affected areas across Myanmar.”
The report finds that “the Myanmar military relies on aviation fuel to power the aircraft used in these attacks…”. The report asserts that companies have a responsibility to “avoid contributing to human rights abuses through their own business activities and to address adverse impacts which they are involved in…”.
Among the companies cited in the report are: Asia Sun Group, Chevron, Dialog Group Berhad, ExxonMobil, Myanmar Petrochemical Enterprise, Nayara Energy, Pan Ocean, Puma Energy, Rosneft, Singapore Petroleum Company, Thai Oil, Trafigura, UPC Investment Group, and Vopak; transport companies Cargo Link Petroleum and Pongrawe; vessel owner Pan Ocean; shipping agent Wilhelmsen; and insurers Britannia Steam Ship Insurance Association Ltd., Japan Ship Owners' Mutual Protection & Indemnity Association, North of England P&I Association, QBE Asia Pacific, Shipowners Mutual Protection & Indemnity Association, Steamship Mutual Underwriting Association, and UK Mutual Steam Ship Assurance Association.
The companies that responded to Amnesty International are the following: Chevron, ExxonMobil, Japan Ship Owners' Mutual Protection & Indemnity Association, Nayara Energy, North of England P&I Association, Puma Energy, QBE Asia Pacific, Rosneft, Shipowners’ Mutual Protection & Indemnity Association, Thai Oil, Trafigura, Vopak, and Wilhelmsen. The companies' responses are annexed in the report.
Business & Human Rights Resource Centre invited the companies cited in the report to respond to the allegations (except for Asia Sun Group and UPC Investment Group, due to absence of point of contact). Puma Energy, Chevron, Rosneft, Trafigura, ExxonMobil, Wilhelmsen, UK Mutual Steam Ship Assurance Association, and North of England P&I Association responded. Their responses are linked below. The rest of the companies did not.