LafargeHolcim responds to Syria Review

03.02.2017 In the course of 2016, a number of publications reported allegations involving legacy Lafarge operations at its plant in Syria, specifically that company personnel had engaged in dealings with certain armed groups and with sanctioned parties during 2013 until the plant was ultimately evacuated in September 2014. As previously communicated, in response to these…


Lafarge in Syrien: Betonmischen in Kriegszeiten

Neue Zürcher Zeitung von Christoph G. Schmutz 27.1.2017, 06:00 Uhr Die französische Justiz ermittelt gegen Lafarge-Holcim. Die Firma habe in Syrien die Terrormiliz Islamischer Staat mitfinanziert, Mitarbeiter gefährdet und gegen EU-Sanktionen verstossen. Lafarge-Holcim-Chef Eric Olsen muss sich mit Syrien-Altlasten von vor der Fusion herumschlagen. (Bild: Gian Ehrenzeller / EPA) Eigentlich ist Lafarge-Holcim eine Firma, die…



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British banks handled vast sums of laundered Russian money

The Guardian Exclusive: Billions of dollars were moved out of Russia in ‘Global Laundromat’ operation, with anonymously owned UK companies playing major role Luke Harding, Nick Hopkins and Caelainn Barr Monday 20 March 2017 14.00 EDT Last modified on Monday 3 April 2017 09.06 EDT   Britain’s high street banks processed nearly $740m from a vast money-laundering…


US to ensure UN sanctions on terrorists, says Nikki Haley. Will Pakistan’s Masood Azhar face action?

Without naming China, Nikki Haley, said the US would take the lead in getting sanctions imposed or look for other ways to take action if faced with Security Council vetoes.  | Posted by Kritika Banerjee New Delhi, April 4, 2017 | UPDATED 17:08 IST A +A – Displaying an aggressive stand on terrorism, United States today made it…