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.
Tribune collective préparée par plus de 40 organisations à la veille de l'AG es groupes Socfin et Bolloré sur la situation autour de plusieurs plantations de palmier et d'hévéa apparentenant au group Socfin
On the eve of their shareholder meetings, more than 40 organisations sign a collective statement about the situation in numerous rubber and oil palm plantations run by the Socfin group, with the financial participation of the Bolloré group
"Have you ever seen a communications specialist of a corporate group admit, without blinking, to the exploitation of minors by subcontractors? That is what happened to us in Cameroon," explains RTBF journalist Emmanuel Morimont