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Ecocimento Fibre Cement

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: 258

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Due diligence

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

Complaints with this Issue: 385

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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: 271

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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: 175

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Sectors

Manufacturing

Description:

Complaints in this Sector: 44

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Project

Name: Ecocimento Fibre Cement

Investments: EIB

Client:

Support: Loans

Country: Mozambique

Complaint

IAM: Complaints Mechanism (CM)

ID: SG/E/2010/08

Date Filed: July 13, 2010

Date Closed: Dec. 31, 2012

Status: Closed Without Outputs

Description

The complaint concerned the alleged negative environmental impact of the Ecocimento Fibre Cement Project in Mozambique. The complainant‘s company, Construa, had purchased a property containing the asbestos dumps from the Lusalite in Maputo in Mozambique under the condition, confirmed by Lusalite, that the property would have been decontaminated from asbestos for which, as the Bank was financing Lusalite for the decontamination and upgrade of i.a. that production site, the complainant had i.a. relied on the EIB web-notice on the Project. However, between 250 000 tons and 400 000 of contaminants have remained untouched on the contested property. As (i) Lusalite failed to comply with EIB loan conditionality and (ii) that on the concerned site the asbestos dumps had since remained unprotected and unsecured, and thus present a threat to public health and local laws and international protocols on the decontamination procedures have been violated, there is a substantial negative environmental impact from the site. The complainant argues that the EIB has committed an instance of maladministration by approving the Project and points out that EIB has breached its environmental policy.

Complaint Stages

Filing

July 13, 2010

Filing

Status:

Start Date: July 13, 2010

Registration

July 13, 2010 -

July 27, 2010

Registration

Status: Completed

Start Date: July 13, 2010

End Date: July 27, 2010

Eligibility

July 27, 2010 -

July 28, 2010

Eligibility

Status: Completed

Start Date: July 27, 2010

End Date: July 28, 2010

Dispute Resolution

Not Undertaken

Dispute Resolution

Status: Not Undertaken

Explanation: Not desired by complainant, Complainant chose not to have dispute resolution

Compliance Review

Sept. 9, 2010 -

Dec. 31, 2012

Compliance Review

Status: Completed

Start Date: Sept. 9, 2010

End Date: Dec. 31, 2012

Has Compliance Report: No

Non-Compliance Found: No

Monitoring

Not Undertaken

Monitoring

Status: Not Undertaken

Explanation: Case closed in earlier stage

Closed

Dec. 31, 2012

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