Small arms exports to Singapore, South Korea and the USA show: Voluntary restrictions by Heckler & Koch are not consistently implemented
Personnel carousel, neither victim-support fund nor arms conversion: Countermotions demand not to discharge the board of directors and supervisory board of the H&K AG
Critical shareholders submit 120 questions (see www.rib-ev.de) on the alarming developments of the company, also under Nicolas Walewski (CDE)
On the occasion of the Annual General Meeting of Heckler & Koch AG (H&K) taking place the day after tomorrow, the Alliance of Critical Shareholders of Heckler & Koch demands that the small arms producer does not further undermine its self-imposed “Green Country Strategy” with new exceptions and initiates a turnaround in its corporate development. Weiterlesen
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For too long, companies such as BASF have been half-heartedly complying with their human rights due diligence, because they did not have to fear any consequences. Now various initiatives for legal regulation at international, European and national level are entering decisive phases. The question of liability will show whether companies or civil society have been able to enforce their demands.
The German-African Business Association knows exactly which German ministry is best placed to assert its interests. It is not the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) or the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (AA) – which might be obvious for a foreign trade association –, but the Federal Ministry of Economics and Energy (BMWi). Weiterlesen
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Regarding item 3 on the agenda: The members of the executive board are not discharged.
The Executive Board of Heckler & Koch AG had originally assured us shareholders and the public that the »Green Country Strategy« would be consistently adhered to in arms exports. Only »the good guys« in NATO states, NATO-associated states or EU states would be supplied with small arms.
This was confirmed after CDE under Nicolas Walewski recently took over the share package of the previous majority shareholder Andreas Heeschen. A press released by H&K on 17 July 2020 stated that the company still stands by the »Green Country Strategy«. Weiterlesen
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Protests on the occasion the Annual General Meeting on 18 June
Ludwigshafen, Heidelberg, Cologne, Hamburg, Johannesburg, Berlin – This year’s virtual Annual Meeting of BASF on June 18 will be accompanied by protests outside the company’s headquarters in Ludwigshafen and online. The international network Plough Back the Fruits is calling for a binding supply chain law that will finally get companies like BASF to address human rights violations in their global supply chains. In view of the Corona pandemic, the network is asking BASF to forego the payment of a dividend. Weiterlesen
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Re agenda item 5: Resolution on the discharge of the members of Uniper SE’s Management Board for financial year 2019
Ethical Shareholders Germany moves not to discharge the members of the Management Board.
Reasons: The Management Board of Uniper SE does not meet the requirements of the Paris Climate Change Convention and the UN’s guiding principles for business and human rights. Uniper’s central business model, power generation using the fossil fuels coal and gas, makes a decisive contribution to climate change.
Datteln IV: Adherence to power plant highlights problems of relying on coal-fired power generation
In order to still get the Datteln IV coal-fired power plant on the grid despite the coal phase-out, Uniper has offered to shut down its remaining coal-fired power plant units. Weiterlesen
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byChristian Russau, human rights activist and board member of Ethical Shareholders Germany
As Bayer takes advantages of the new german shareholder participation laws in times of Corona‘s social distancing, for us, who we are human rights activists, this year it is not possible to take an active part in Bayer‘s AGM to criticize Bayer‘s directory board directly as we did the last decades. But, nonetheless our critic is more important than ever. So, here we go:
Press Release of 28 civil society organizations, including Ethical Shareholders Germany
EU Regulation on the responsible supply of tin, tungsten, tantalum and
gold (3TG) from conflict-affected and high-risk areas (CAHRA) is a
crucial first step towards supply chains free from human rights abuse.
The EU Regulation on the responsible supply of tin, tungsten, tantalum
and gold (3TG) from conflict-affected and high-risk areas (CAHRA) was
approved in 2017 and will enter into force in 2021. Before this date,
the EU member states need to adopt measures to ensure the implementation
of the Regulation. However, the first implementation measures being
discussed by member states risk diluting the efficacy of the Regulation
by concealing the list of companies subjected to it. Weiterlesen
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