Global Witness responds to HAGL’s claims over inaccuracy of Rubber Barons report
Global Witness understands that Hoang Anh Gia Lai (HAGL) CEO Doan Nguyen Duc held a press conference during which the company contested evidence in Global Witness’ report ‘Rubber Barons’. This report highlights how the company’s rubber plantations in Cambodia and Laos are violating laws and contributing to environmental and human rights abuses.
Logging in the shadows: how vested interests abuse shadow permits to evade forest sector reforms
Systematic abuse of small, poorly regulated logging permits in Africa by companies, forest officials and politicians is undermining efforts to fight deforestation and keep illegal timber out of the EU, says a new report by Global Witness.
Transparency Matters: Disclosure of payments to governments by Chinese extractive companies
Blueprint for Prosperity: How South Sudan's new laws hold the key to a transparent and accountable oil sector
With independence on 9 July 2011, the Republic of South Sudan became both the newest and the most oil-dependent country in the world.
Copper Bottomed? Bolstering the Aynak contract: Afghanistan’s first major mining deal
In the future, there will be no forests left
HSBC has bankrolled logging companies causing widespread environmental destruction and human rights abuses in Sarawak, Malaysia, violating its sustainability policies and earning around US$130 million in the process, this investigation reveals. The bank is also providing financial services to companies widely suspected of systematic bribery and corruption.
Global Witness's memo to Glencore's shareholders
Secrecy surrounding Glencore’s business deals in DRC risks exposing shareholders to corrupt practices.
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Global Witness's memo to ENRC's shareholders
ENRC must address corruption concerns in DRC and publish findings.
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New Congolese oil and mining codes must include strong measures on transparency, tenders and community rights
As the Democratic Republic of Congo begins the process of revising its mining and oil codes, Global Witness has published its recommendations on how the codes could best ensure transparent and accountable management of these key sectors.
Congo, a country two-thirds the size of western Europe, is hugely wealthy in minerals including copper, cobalt and diamonds. Vast areas of Congo are also gradually being opened to oil exploration, with the potential to transform the country’s economy but also posing serious environmental and corruption risks.
Coming clean: How supply chain controls can stop Congo's minerals trade fuelling conflict
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