Insurance companies’ responses to human rights abuses in the extractive industry

Tuesday, June 29, 2021

The nine largest insurers in the Netherlands together invest more than 4 billion euros in eleven multinationals directly involved in serious and long-term human rights violations.

Even when they have been aware of pollution, land grabbing, violence and murder for years, new research from the Fair Insurance Guide Netherlands indicates that most insurers take no or insufficient action against the companies involved. In doing so, they fail to comply with the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UN Guiding Principles), which were established ten years ago this month. 

Read the full report here.

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