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Peru: Carlyle portfolio security company allegedly beat two indigenous women protesting the environmental impacts of Glencore mine

Peasant Andean women Francisca Umasi-Ihui and Vidal Coaquira-Umasi who were participating in protests over harms on their crops and water sources allegedly caused by Antapaccay Glencore mine allegedly were attacked by armed security company Grupo Liderman (part of Carlyle Group) and police officers.  The Business & Human Rights Resource Centre invited Carlyle and Glencore to respond to the allegations in Spanish.  The responses are provided below.

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Company response
25 February 2019

Response by Carlyle

Author: Carlyle Group

…Carlyle takes this incident seriously and is working with Grupo Liderman management to improve policies and procedures to prevent this from happening again. Carlyle repudiates this physical confrontation and supports Grupo Liderman’s efforts to protect their clients through non-physical means and improved communication. Carlyle is committed to its Guidelines for Responsible Investment, which calls for respecting the human rights of those affected by our investment activities…

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Company response
25 February 2019

Response by Glencore

Author: Glencore

…Glencore is aware of allegations made by Ms Umasi and Mr Coaquira in respect of December event which occurred inside Antapaccay's land. This event is regrettable. We understand that four members of Antapaccay's security team were injured during this event. Glencore takes very seriously our human rights commitment towards communities where we and our business partners operate, and we expect our business partners to do the same. Glencore has always and will continue to reject violence and is committed to transparent and constructive community engagement…Glencore is undertaking an independent review of the recent event. If, following the independent review, it is determined that any of Antapaccay's team reacted in a way that is not consistent with our Code of Conduct, security and human rights policies and training, we will take appropriate action.

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