It was on 25 January as one of gruvbolagets dams burst and hundreds of people were drowned in the gruvavfallet.
the Accident was the second major accident in the Vale, which is one of the world's largest mining company.
At an earlier dammolycka in november 2015 killed 19 people around the city of Mariana in what was described as Brazil's worst environmental disaster, with extensive fish kills and severe repercussions on the environment as a result. Then gushed 43,7 million cubic metres lerfyllt water over the area around the city and at the time was the country's largest mining company Vale involved.
the disaster, the AP funds ' ethics council quickly out and said they no longer had any confidence in the company. Today, it has been recommended that the AP1, AP2, AP3 and AP4 to exclude Vale S. A on the basis that the council lost the confidence of the Vale.
the AP-funds ' ethics council: non-Existent confidence of the mining company
Etikrådet notes to the company can be linked to breach of UN's general declaration on human rights, article 3, ”everyone has the right to life, liberty and personal security, the ILO convention (no. 155) concerning occupational safety and the working environment, article 4:2 ”on prevention of the risks that exist in the work environment” and against the UN:covenant on civil and political rights, ”respect for the right to life”.
– During the time that has passed since we went out and expressed our criticism, the funds have followed our opinion and on the day when we recommend that you exclude the company has most, if not all, have already sold off their holdings, " says John Howchin, secretary general of the etikrådet.
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