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26 February 2020

Western Sahara: NGO reveals 2019 list of phosphate importers, allegedly complicit in natural resource plundering

In February 2020, Western Sahara Resource Watch published its annual P for Plunder report, documenting an overview of Morocco’s trade of phosphate rock from the occupied territory of Western Sahara during the previous year. The report recalls that such...

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28 June 2019

Norway: Govt. wealth fund to invest again in 5 companies previously excluded over human rights concerns

Author: Pensions & Investments

"Norway's sovereign wealth giant investing again in 5 companies", 26 June 2019...

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19 June 2018

Western Sahara: NGO raises human rights concerns regarding Nutrien's phosphate supply chain, Nutrien responds by confirming its plans to reduce imports from the region

In May 2018, Western Sahara Resource Watch (WSRW) raised human rights concerns against Nutrien, which has been exploiting the occupied Western Sahara's phosphate resources. Nutrien, which is a merger of two major Canadian companies Agrium and...

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15 June 2018

Nutrien responds to human rights concerns relating to its phosphate imports from Western Sahara

Author: Richard D. Downey, Nutrien

Nutrien is a new company as of January this year and the recent merger has created opportunities, particularly for the phosphate business.  One of these opportunities is, we will see a significant reduction in our need for offshore imports of phosphate...

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