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

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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 […]

Treize villages guinéens portent plainte contre la Banque mondiale pour le financement d’une mine de bauxite nocive

Les populations de 13 villages situés à l’Ouest de la Guinée ont déposé une plaintecontre la Société financière internationale (SFI), institution du groupe de la Banque mondiale chargée du secteur privé, pour avoir financé le développement d’une mine de bauxite nocive. Les 540 plaignants affirment que la Compagnie des bauxites de Guinée, qui pilote le projet financé […]