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Yanacocha-11/Cajamarca

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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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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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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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

Extractives (oil, gas, mining)

Description: Project relates to the extractive industries, including oil, gas, and mining. Examples may include mines, drilling operations, pipelines, and the associated legal frameworks.

Complaints in this Sector: 152

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Project

Name: Yanacocha

Investments: IFC 2983

Client: Minera Yanacocha S.A.

Support: Equity

Country: Peru

Complaint

IAM: Compliance Advisor/Ombudsman (CAO)

ID: 1268

Date Filed: Dec. 6, 2017

Date Closed: Oct. 31, 2018

Status: Closed Without Outputs

Description

This 11th complaint was filed to CAO in December 2017 by an individual on behalf of himself and several former employees of the company. The complaint raised concerns in relation to environmental conditions at the La Quinua mine and potential negative environmental conditions at the proposed Conga mine. Complainants expressed concerns that the project contaminated local water sources by discharging cyanide solutions into the local sources of water, resulting in damaging conversion of wetlands and impacts on farming and livestock activities. The complainants felt these activities negatively impacted the lives of workers, former workers, and the community at large.

Complaint Stages

Filing

Dec. 6, 2017

Filing

Status:

Start Date: Dec. 6, 2017

Registration

Not Undertaken

Registration

Status: Not Undertaken

Start Date: None

Eligibility

Dec. 6, 2017 -

Jan. 31, 2018

Eligibility

Status: Completed

Start Date: Dec. 6, 2017

End Date: Jan. 31, 2018

Dispute Resolution

Not Undertaken

Dispute Resolution

Status: Not Undertaken

Explanation: Actor(s) involved refused to participate, Company or government refused to go through dispute resolution

Compliance Review

Not Undertaken

Compliance Review

Status: Not Undertaken

Explanation: Rejected at appraisal or similar; Issues previously raised, Same issues raised in prior complaint

Has Compliance Report: No

Non-Compliance Found: No

Monitoring

Not Undertaken

Monitoring

Status: Not Undertaken

Start Date: None

Closed

Oct. 31, 2018

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