European Union: Rules for Batteries Should Cover Bauxite, Copper, Iron

Bauxite mining in Guinea

The European Union’s proposed batteries regulation should require importers and manufacturers to source the bauxite, copper, and iron used in batteries responsibly, a coalition of 16 organizations said today. The coalition includes Amnesty International, Earthworks, Finnwatch, Germanwatch, Human Rights Watch, Inclusive Development International, INKOTA, PowerShift, RAID, SOMO, and Transport & Environment, as well as human […]

Pengawas Bank Dunia akan meninjau proyek tambang Dairi Prima Mineral yang berisiko di Sumatra Utara

(Medan, Indonesia) Kantor akuntabilitas independen International Finance Corporation (IFC), yang merupakan anggota Grup Bank Dunia, akan menilai kepatuhan bank terhadap kebijakan lingkungan dan sosialnya sehubungan dengan keterkaitannya dengan proyek pertambangan kontroversial di Sumatra Utara, Indonesia, menurut laporan  terbaru dari Penasihat Kepatuhan Ombudsman. Tambang seng dan timah usulan Dairi Prima Mineral, yang terletak di salah satu […]

World Bank watchdog to review risky Dairi Prima Mineral mine project in North Sumatra

(Medan, Indonesia) The independent accountability office of the International Finance Corporation (IFC), a World Bank Group member, will assess the bank’s compliance with its environmental and social policies in connection with its ties to a controversial mining project in North Sumatra, Indonesia, according to a new report from the Compliance Advisor Ombudsman. The proposed Dairi […]

Communities call on Indonesian government to reject dangerous mine in North Sumatra

Concerned communities in North Sumatra are calling on the Indonesian government to deny developers an environmental permit for a proposed lead-zinc mine they believe will threaten their lives, homes and livelihoods. The call comes as the government edges closer to approving the DairI Prima Mineral mining project in Dairi Regency, a joint venture between the […]

Indonesian communities file complaint against HeidelbergCement with German government

Community representatives in Indonesia today filed a complaint to the German government accusing HeidelbergCement, one of the world’s largest cement makers, with threatening their livelihoods and water resources and the local ecosystem. The complaint to the German National Contact Point for Responsible Business Conduct alleges that HeidelbergCement’s plans for a limestone mine and cement factory […]

World Bank Watchdog Accepts Complaint Regarding High-Risk Indonesian Zinc Mine in Earthquake Zone

DPM Danger

The International Finance Corporation’s independent watchdog has accepted a formal complaint concerning a planned zinc mine in North Sumatra, Indonesia, that will create millions of cubic meters of toxic tailings in one of the world’s highest earthquake risk zones. The watchdog, the Compliance Advisor Ombudsman (CAO), has accepted the complaint because an IFC client, Postal […]