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18 June 2013

Statement of the Ministry of Employment and the Economy: Pöyry Oyj complied with OECD guidelines in Laos dam project [Finland]

Author: Ministry of Employment and the Economy (Finland)

Pöyry Oyj did not violate OECD Corporate Social Responsibility Guidelines in its [Xayaburi] dam project in Laos. However, companies should assess the risks of similar projects more carefully and act more transparently in the future…Pöyry should have...

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5 February 2013

Govt pledges to release Xayaboury dam design data [Laos]

Author: Vientiane Times

The Lao government pledged close cooperation with the Mekong River Commission Secretariat [MRCS] to share all relevant and practical information on design changes to the Xayaburi dam in northern Laos. The modifications to the original design are being...

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8 August 2012

Siemenpuu Foundation says Pöyry Group helping build Xayaburi Dam in Laos, with "devastating environmental & social impacts", in submission to OECD National Contact Point in Finland.

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7 August 2012

Finnish natl. contact point says Pöyry Oyj did not violate OECD Guidelines in evaluating Xayaburi dam's environmental & human rights impacts in Laos

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6 August 2012

Pöyry Plc’s Statement to Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

Author: Pöyry Group

[T]he complainants are strongly opposing the construction of any hydro power schemes in the Mekong river and have, therefore, chosen to include in their complaint a lot of selected, guessed and unprofessional details to support their view. The...

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11 June 2012

[PDF] Specific Instance to OECD National Contact Point in Finland: the role of Pöyry Group services in the process of the Xayaburi hydropower project in Lao PDR

Author: Siemenpuu Foundation Mekong Group

The Siemenpuu foundation...is submitting this Specific Instance to the Finnish OECD National Contact Point against the Pöyry Group...for violation of the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises...with respect to services provided by Pöyry...to...

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6 June 2011

Zambia Tax Body Demands More Taxes From Mopani Copper Mines

Author: Dow Jones Newswires

Zambia's state tax body has asked...Mopani Copper Mines [part of Glencore] to pay more taxes...after auditors hired by the government detected discrepancies in its returns...A company spokeswoman in Zambia couldn't immediately comment. Mopani has in...

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12 April 2011
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Author: Sherpa, Déclaration de Berne, Centre for Trade Policy and Development [Zambie], Entraide Missionnaire, Mining Watch Canada

Zambian Revenue Authority (ZRA)...a sollicité fin 2008...des auditeurs internationaux - Grant Thornton et Econ Pöyry - afin de procéder à un examen fiscal des grandes entreprises minières...Mopani Copper Mines Plc [en] fait précisément partie...[Il]...

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1 January 2010

[PDF] Pilot Audit Report - Mopani Copper Mines Plc. International Expert Team Report to the Commissioner Domestic Taxes, Zambia Revenue Authorities

Author: Grant Thornton & Econ Pöyry

The comparative analysis...demonstrates...that the existence of Mopani expenses are in doubt on the following items: Even a significant increase in the specific index relative to the general labour index of Zambia cannot explain the increase in the...

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