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Company non-response
16 April 2018

HeidelbergCement did not respond

Business & Human Rights Resource Centre invited HeidelbergCement to respond to concerns about its operations in Western Sahara, it did not respond.

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16 April 2018

NGO: HeidelberCement's operations in Western Sahara may be linked to IHL violations

In March 2018, Western Sahara Resource Watch (WSRW) addressed a letter to HeidelbergCement CEO, Bernd Scheifele, expressing concerns regarding the company's operations in Western Sahara. WSRW claims that El Aaiún cement factory, owned by...

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3 April 2018

New publication in Polish and English: "Introducing Business and Human Rights to the general public in Poland"

In February 2018, the Polish newspapers Rzeczpospolita[1] and Parkiet[2] published a 32-page supplement on Business and Human Rights (BHR) under the title:  "Business and Human Rights. Responsibility, benefits, ethics". The publication is also...

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Article
27 February 2018

European manufacturing sector needs transformation to reduce emissions & fight climate change, says NGO

Author: Femke de Jong & Kaisa Amaral on Carbon Market Watch

"European heavy industry can no longer dodge climate action", 22 February 2018...

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Article
6 February 2018

B Team report highlights positive company actions to reach net-zero GHG emissions by 2050 & ensure a just transition

Author: The B Team

... The B Team companies working towards net-zero [emissions] are from a diverse set of industries... yet common challenges can be identified... [For example,] cleaning up an entire companies energy supply continues to be an immense challenge,...

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Company response
22 January 2018
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Author: LafargeHolcim

تعود قضية عمال لافارج الأردن لعدة سنوات مضت حينما انخفض الطلب على الإسمنت بشكل كبير إثر تغييرات في السوق المحلي. ومن أجل ضمان استمرارية العمل في الأردن مع تغييرات السوق، تم تعليق أحد خطوط الإنتاج في مصنع الراشدية عام 2010، وتوقيف جميع الأنشطة...

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Company response
15 January 2018

LafargeHolcim's Response

Author: LafargeHolcim

The labor case concerning employees in Lafarge Jordan dates back several years when changes in the local market led to significantly reduced demand for cement. In order to ensure the business in Jordan was sustainable in this new environment, one of...

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15 January 2018

Jordan: Trade union criticizes Lafarge Jordan's restructuring plans to suspend 300 employees & revoke their retirement entitlements citing labour law violations

In December 2017, the General Trade Union of Construction Workers in Jordan issued a statement regarding Lafarge Jordan's plans to suspend 300 employees. According to the Union, the company is seeking to revoke employee entitlements for early...

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Article
1 January 2018

Indonesia: Cement giant sues Joko Prianto for forging signatures on petition rejecting company’s construction plan to ‘criminalize’ him

Author: The Jakarta Post

"Cement giant aiming to criminalize Kendeng farmer Joko Prianto, say supporters", 28 December 2017...

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14 December 2017

France: Several former Lafarge executives under formal investigation as part of inquiry into alleged financing of terrorist groups in Syria

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