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Buchanan Renewables Biomass

Issues

Community health and safety

Description: Complaint raises concerns related to public health and safety including incidents of or an increase in accidents, release of hazardous materials, and spread of diseases. Concerns related to retaliation and/or violence are not included.

Complaints with this Issue: 260

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Due diligence

Description: Complaint raises concerns about inadequate or absent prior investigation of project impacts.

Complaints with this Issue: 391

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Environmental

Description: Complaint raises concerns regarding environmental impacts that do not refer specifically to water, pollution, or biodiversity.

Complaints with this Issue: 275

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Gender-based violence

Description: Complaint raises concerns about incidents of or an increase in abusive behavior perpetrated because of a person's gender, or against people of a particular gender. This can include overt physical abuse, psychological abuse, deprivation of resources needed for physical or psychological wellbeing, and treatment of people as commodities.

Complaints with this Issue: 9

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Human rights

Description: Complaint frames concerns using the language of human rights violations.

Complaints with this Issue: 57

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Labor

Description: Complaint raises concerns about violations of appropriate labor standards related to the project, including issues regarding compensation, workplace conditions, retaliation, and child or forced labor.

Complaints with this Issue: 76

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Livelihoods

Description: Complaint raises concerns about impacts on the means by which people make a living, including wage-based income, trade and bartering, agriculture, fishing, foraging, and other natural-resource based means.

Complaints with this Issue: 243

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Pollution

Description: Complaint raises concerns about releases of pollutants related to the project, including hazardous or non-hazardous chemicals, minerals, metals, pathogens, odors, noise, vibration, radiation, light, and heat.

Complaints with this Issue: 176

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Retaliation (actual or feared)

Description: Complaint raises concerns about incidents or risk of harm against those who have raised concerns about the project perpetrated by the project company, government, public or private security forces, or other individuals acting on behalf of project proponents. Retaliation may include discrimination, slander, threats, denial of services, unfounded judicial proceedings, and termination of employment. Concerns regarding specific incidents of violence are not included.

Complaints with this Issue: 40

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Water

Description: Complaint raises concerns about access to or availability of water. Concerns related to water pollution are not included.

Complaints with this Issue: 165

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Sectors

Agribusiness

Description: Project relates to the agricultural industry, including smallholder operations. Examples may include support for production, distribution, capacity building, and access to credit.

Complaints in this Sector: 58

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Energy

Description: Project relates to energy access, legal frameworks regarding the energy sector, and development and operation of energy infrastructure, including power generation and electric and gas distribution and storage. Projects specifically related to the extraction of oil and gas are not included.

Complaints in this Sector: 203

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Project

Name: Buchanan Renewables Biomass

Investments: OPIC

Client:

Support: Loans

Country: Liberia

Complaint

IAM: Office of Accountability (OA)

ID: buchanan-renewables

Date Filed: Jan. 22, 2014

Date Closed: Sept. 30, 2014

Status: Closed With Outputs

Complaint Stages

Filing

Jan. 22, 2014

Filing

Status:

Start Date: Jan. 22, 2014

Registration

Jan. 22, 2014 -

Jan. 22, 2014

Registration

Status: Completed

Start Date: Jan. 22, 2014

End Date: Jan. 22, 2014

Eligibility

Completed

Eligibility

Status: Completed

Start Date: None

Dispute Resolution

Not Undertaken

Dispute Resolution

Status: Not Undertaken

Explanation: Not offered by mechanism, Dispute resolution was not an option in this case

Compliance Review

Feb. 20, 2014 -

Sept. 20, 2014

Compliance Review

Status: Completed

Start Date: Feb. 20, 2014

End Date: Sept. 20, 2014

Has Compliance Report: Yes

Non-Compliance Found: Yes

Monitoring

Not Undertaken

Monitoring

Status: Not Undertaken

Explanation: Mechanism deemed involvement unnecessary, Mechanism chose not to monitor

Closed

Sept. 30, 2014

Timeline