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Belarusian activists urge companies engaged with Belarus Govt. to take immediate action in response to ongoing human rights violations, incl. company responses

Nationwide protests started in Belarus after official election results were announced on the night of 10 August, in which Aleksandr Lukashenko was declared the winner. Those results are seen by many in Belarus and abroad as being rigged in favor of Lukashenka. The protesters have faced violent persecution by the authorities. As of 10 January 2021, more than 30,000 Belarusians have been taken into police custody. A number of workers and trade union leaders were arrested and detained.

Concerned about this situation, Belarusian activists reached out to a large number of companies engaged with Belarus Government urging them to take immediate action in response to ongoing human rights violations.

Business and Human Rights Resource Centre invited 43 of those companies to respond. BASF SE, Commerzbank, Cummins, Daimler AG, Henkel AG, Robert Bosch GmbH, Siemens AG, Société Générale, B.Strautmann & Söhne GmbH u. Co. KG and Zeppelin GmbH responded. Albert Karsten Holz-Importe GmbH, Amazonen-Werke H. Dreyer GmbH & Co. KG, AXXO Im- und Export GmbH, Barclays, Bayer AG, BMP Pharma Trading AG, Caterpillar, Citigroup, CLAAS KGaA, Duisburger Hafen AG, Eickhoff, Gersis GmbH, H&R Ölwerke Schindler GmbH, HanseCom Public Transport Ticketing Solutions GmbH, Hauni Maschinenbau GmbH, Heine + Beisswenger Stiftung + Co. KG, HLD Hoyerswerda Umwelt GmbH, IBA IT GmbH, Knauf Gips KG, Kontinent Spedition GmbH, Michelin, ML Lubrication GmbH, Mukran Port Sassnitz GmbH, REMONDIS SE & Co. KG, SAP SE, Schaeffler AG, Schenker Deutschland AG, SMS Group GmbH, Viessmann Werke GmbH and ZEISS did not respond.

Company responses and non-responses are available below. We will indicate here if we receive any additional responses.

Réponses de l'entreprise

Commerzbank Voir la réponse
Zeppelin Voir la réponse
SAP SE

Aucune réponse

Viessmann

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Schaeffler

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ZEISS

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Eickhoff

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Duisburger Hafen AG

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Daimler AG Voir la réponse
H&R Ölwerke Schindler GmbH

Aucune réponse

B.M.P. Pharma Trading AG

Aucune réponse

Albert Karsten Holz-Importe GmbH

Aucune réponse

AXXO Im- und Export GmbH

Aucune réponse

Schenker Deutschland AG

Aucune réponse

Gersis

Aucune réponse

Société Générale Voir la réponse
HanseCom

Aucune réponse

Barclays

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Caterpillar

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HLD Umwelt

Aucune réponse

IBA Group

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Citigroup

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Knauf

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Michelin Voir la réponse
Kontinent Spedition

Aucune réponse

SMS Group Voir la réponse
ML Lubrication

Aucune réponse

Mukran Port

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Remondis

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CLAAS

Aucune réponse

Amazone

Aucune réponse

B. Strautmann & Söhne Voir la réponse
Heine + Beisswenger

Aucune réponse

Hauni Maschinenbau

Aucune réponse

Glencore Voir la réponse
Trafigura Beheer Voir la réponse

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