The Xinfadi Market has already established its own plantations in more than 8 countries, including the Philippines, Vietnam, and Thailand, to guarantee low prices and high quality for fruit imported to Beijing.
Representatives of more than 700 Cambodian families who were violently displaced to make way for a sugar plantation have filed a formal complaint against Bonsucro, the sugar industry’s sustainability certification body, for breaches of the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises.
Unless these organizations are firmly held accountable to international human rights standards, they will not only fail to push their industries towards more responsible behavior, but they will become little more than window dressing for corporate misconduct.
Thai investments in ASEAN have intensified at a breakneck pace. But without mechanisms to ensure compliance with international human rights standards, they have resulted in land conflicts and a wide array of human rights infringements.
La délégation chargée d’évaluer l’accord « tout sauf les armes » au Cambodge s'est notamment penchée sur la question des conflits fonciers liés aux compagnies qui cultivent la canne à sucre, conflits fonciers à l'origine de nombreux déplacements de populations.