Update fropm the Compliance Advisor Ombudsman, accountability mechanism for the World Bank's International Finance Corporation, on the complaint from Liberian communities regarding IFC’s investment in Salala Rubber Corporation of the Socfin group.
Socfin, a Belgian holding company that operates palm oil and rubber plantations through dozens of subsidiaries across Africa and Southeast Asia, has been rebuked for alleged human rights violations at its plantations.
The complaint to the independent watchdog and accountability mechanism of the Wolrd Bank relates to a series of gross human rights abuses perpetrated against the indigenous people in SRC’s concession areas.
Nosotros, los abajo firmantes, les escribimos en relación con las condiciones de los trabajadores en las plantaciones de Socfin, así como las condiciones de las comunidades vecinas, en particular durante la actual pandemia de Covid-19.
SOCFIN's subsidiary, the Salala Rubber Corporation, rejects dispute resolution with 22 communities in Liberia who filed a complaint with the IFC's Compliance Advisory Ombudsman, citing concerns with the "partiality of CAO’s team".