Swedish Pension Funds call on Alstom, Veolia, and Motorola to withdraw from the occupied Palestinian territory

Author: Daniel Brooksbank, Published on: 27 April 2011

The Ethical Council of the four Swedish AP buffer pension funds (AP1, AP2, AP3 and AP4) is calling on US communications giant Motorola Solutions to pull out of the Israeli-occupied territories in the West Bank. The Council wants the company, spun out of Motorola earlier this year, to cease delivery and maintenance of a custom-designed monitoring system for the settlements in the Palestinian territories. It states the settlements are located on occupied land and violate international humanitarian law...The Ethical Council is also calling on French engineering firms Alstom and Veolia to end their involvement in a tram project linking Jerusalem and the occupied territories. [also refers to Elbit Systems]

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Related companies: Alstom Elbit Systems Motorola Solutions Veolia (formerly Vivendi Environnement) Veolia Transport (now Transdev)