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14 Apr 2019

Philippines: IP community deals with violence and deaths after declining to give consent to the operations of a coffee plantation; some companies respond

In December 2017, eight members of an indigenous peoples community were killed. They were described as one of those who have been "locked in a 28-year struggle with DM Consunji Incorporated". The community was reported to have declined giving their free, prior, and informed consent for the continued operation of the company's coffee plantation. 

Three companies were mentioned in the reports: DM Consunji Incorporated/DMCI, Silvicultural Industries, and M&S Company. Nestle was mentioned as buyer of the coffee that these companies produce.

Business & Human Rights Resource Centre wrote to the companies. DMCI and Nestle responded. M&S Company did not respond. Silvicultural Industries' corporate existence has expired.

The report and the responses are linked below.

Company Responses

David M. Consunji Inc. (DMCI) - subsidiary of DMCI Holdings Inc. View Response
Nestlé View Response
DMCI Holdings View Response
M&S Company

No Response

Silvicultural Industries

No Response