Pressure on at Bolloré's 2017 annual general meeting

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Author: GRAIN
Date: 01 June 2017
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GRAIN | 01 June 2017 | Other publications, land

 

The struggle to resolve conflicts around land deals continues. Yesterday it was at Socfin’s general assembly in Luxembourg, and today it was at Bolloré’s in Paris.

Protestors took over the entrance to the Bolloré tower, welcoming shareholders with symbols of the devastation caused by industrial oil palm plantations in Africa and elsewhere. Some of them entered the meeting itself to question Vincent Bolloré directly. 

Two questions were raised at the AGM about land conflicts and the lack of dialogue with plantation communities. Mr Bolloré committed (again) to help bring Socfin and representatives of the communities together to negotiate.

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