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Company response
23 December 2014

Response to the report “Export Credit and Human Rights: Failure to Protect”

Author: Van Oord

Van Oord’s preparation and execution of projects always take place in the context of international, national, regional and local legislation and Van Oord’s internal procedures. Procedures for the Suape projects have been in line with the (tender)...

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8 January 2015

Report by ECA Watch says projects supported by export credit agencies "often associated with human rights abuses"

ECA Watch released a report, "Export Credit and Human Rights: Failure to Protect", in December 2014.  Business & Human Rights Resource Centre invited the following principal companies named in the report to respond:...

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12 June 2015

OECD Watch publishes Quarterly Case Update (June 2015)

Author: OECD Watch

"OECD Watch Quarterly Case Update", Jun 2015...

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Company response
10 September 2015

Challenge Consortium response to reports of worker injuries, deaths in Suez canal construction

Business & Human Rights Resource Centre invited companies in the Challenge Consortium to respond to this article.  The consortium members are National Marine Dredging Company, Boskalis, Van Oord, and Jan de Nul.  The consortium sent the following...

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14 September 2015

Suez Canal development in Egypt - reports of worker injuries and deaths

In August 2015 Madr Masr quoted an Egyptian health ministry official as saying that 10 workers had died on the construction phase for the new Suez Canal development (5 from natural causes such as pre-existing medical conditions and heart attacks, and...

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Company response
13 April 2016

Boskalis and Van Oord response to "Dredging in the Dark"

Author: Boskalis and Van Oord

...The project was executed according to these principles and we took our responsibility as demonstrated by taking additional steps to establish the environmental and social impact of the project by commissioning an environmental impact assessment...

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14 April 2016

"Dredging in the Dark" report calls for human rights due diligence from firms that were involved in Suez Canal project - companies respond

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NGO rejoinder
19 April 2016

SOMO/Both Ends rejoinder to Atradius and Dutch dredging companies regarding "Dredging in the Dark" report

Author: SOMO / Both Ends

SOMO and Both Ends sent the following statement, following responses by Atradius, Boskalis and Van Oord to the report "Dredging in the Dark"....

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5 December 2017

Brazil: Suape Port Complex is investigated for militia training, forced eviction & damage to homes


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6 December 2017
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O Complexo Industrial Portuário Governador Eraldo Gueiros-Suape é um megaempreendimento de 13.500 hectares cujo sócio majoritário é o governo pernambucano e no qual estão alojadas mais de 100 empresas nacionais e internacionais. O Fórum Suape, grupo d...

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