CAO Cases

Arne Hoel, The World Bank

South Asia

India / Atul Ltd.-01/Gujarat

Complainant
Brackish Water Research Information
Date Filed
June 01, 2006
Case Status
Closed
 

Synopsis

Complaint

Atul Limited is a leading chemicals manufacturer in western India, which owns two manufacturing sites in Gujarat: the Atul and Ankleshwar sites. There are five manufacturing divisions at the Atul site, including agrochemicals, bulk chemicals, colors, pharmaceuticals, and polymers. In June 2006, Brackish Water Research Information (BWRIC), a civil society organization in Gujarat, lodged a complaint with the CAO with concerns that the company was not providing sufficient access to environmental and social documentation.

 

CAO Action

In an agreement facilitated by the CAO Ombudsman, the company agreed to provide both social and environmental documentation to BWRIC. Subsequently, the complainants confirmed that they were satisfied with the information provided by the company.

 

Status

The CAO closed the complaint in June 2007.

Project information

Institution
IFC
Project Name & Number
Atul Ltd 20509
Department
Oil, Gas, Mining, & Chemicals
Company
Atul Limited
Sector
Chemicals
Region
South Asia
Country
India
Environmental Category
B
Commitment
$7.5 million (Equity) & $15 million (A loan)

Case Tracker

Ombudsman

  • Eligible: Completed
  • Assessment Period: Completed
  • Facilitating Settlement: Completed
  • Monitoring/Close-out: Closed

Compliance