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17 May 2017

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Why does Enel suspend contract with Drummonds & Prodeco in Colombia? - includes company's response

"¿Qué hay detrás del “veto” al carbón colombiano en Italia?"

Europe’s biggest energy company, Enel, has decided not to renew  its contracts with Drummond and Prodeco citing their carbon reduction strategy as their main reason. However the Dutch NGO PAX says the decision is certainly linked to para-militarism and human rights violations in Colombia

Drummond’s response:

This organisation is making false accusations on our involvement  in alleged human rights violations and asking that we offer remedy to the victims of an armed conflict that has been going on for more than 50years in Colombia. It is the government’s responsibility to establish rules for remedy and secure resources for the process.

When you [PAX] were undertaking the ground work, we informed you that your sources were false witnesses. Unfortunately, you ignored our warning which undermines the objectivity and independence of your report which is full of false claims and inaccuracies. This can be corroborated with the many legal decisions in favour of the company both in Colombia and the United States

[non-official translation from article in Spanish]

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