CAO Cases

Arne Hoel, The World Bank

Latin America & the Caribbean

Chile / Alto Maipo-02/Cajon del Maipo

Complainant
Former worker
Date Filed
July 05, 2017
Concerns
Internal grievance mechanism, occupational health and safety
Case Status
Open - Ombudsman
 

Synopsis

Project Overview 

IFC has an active project with Alto Maipo SpA in Chile. According to IFC, the project comprises the construction of two run-of-the-river hydroelectric facilities connected in series with a combined capacity of 531 MW for the purposes of providing baseload electricity to the Chilean Central Inteconnected Grid or SIC. AES Gener is the IFC Sponsor for this project. 

 

CAO received a complaint filed by Sandra Atisha, a former worker with the AES Gener Foundation and resident of the Cajon del Maipo, whose work focused on the Alto Maipo project. The complaint alleges that while she was working for the company, she was sexually harassed by one of her colleagues. The complainant raises concerns with regards to the appropriateness of the company’s response to her reporting the harassment internally, and thus to the proper functioning of the company’s internal grievance mechanism.

 

CAO Action

CAO found the complaint eligible for further assessment in August 2017 and has begun an assessment of the complaint. 

 

Status

The assessment of the case is underway. 

 

Note: A CAO assessment does not entail a judgment on the merits of complaints. Rather, the aim is to listen to people's concerns, understand the different perspectives, and gauge whether it is possible to address the concerns in a collaborative process. 

 

Status as of September 25, 2017


Project information

Institution
IFC
Project Name & Number
Alto Maipo 31632
Department
Infrastructure
Company
Alto Maipo SpA
Sector
Large Hydro - Renewable Energy Generation
Region
Latin America & the Caribbean
Country
Chile
Environmental Category
A
Commitment
Debt US $150 million

Case Tracker

Ombudsman

  • Eligible: Completed
  • Assessment Period: In Process

Compliance