Indonesia: Financial Intermediaries-01

Date Filed
31 Oct 2019
Status
Open
Phase
Dispute Resolution (DR)
Country
Indonesia

Case Tracker

Eligibility
Eligibility
Assessment
Assessment
Dispute Resolution
Compliance
CURRENT Status
Assessment

Complaint Overview

Complainant

Community members living near a mine

Concerns

Consultation and information disclosure; fear of reprisals; pollution and natural resource impacts; influx of workers; and impacts to local infrastructure.

Cross-Cutting Issues
Risk Management Labor Migrant Workers Resource Efficiency Air Water Public Infrastructure Damage Access to Information Policy

Project Information

Region
East Asia & the Pacific
Institution
IFC
Name & Number
Financial Intermediary
Company
Financial Intermediary
Sector
Financial Markets

Synopsis

Complaint

A complaint was submitted to CAO in October 2019 by community members, supported by local and international NGOs regarding a mining project in Indonesia. The complaint raises concerns about the impact of the mine development on local communities, including: consultation and information disclosure regarding the project; fear of reprisals; contamination from tailing storage; potential impacts on water resources and agriculture; air pollution; influx of workers to the area; and impacts to local public roads from increased heavy vehicle traffic.  The complaint stated that IFC is actively exposed to the mine through its financial intermediary investments.

CAO Action

Based on information available, CAO found the complaint eligible for assessment in March 2020. The assessment is ongoing in consultation with all relevant stakeholders.

Status

Due to COVID-19 related restrictions, and to allow additional time for consultation with the complainants and IFC client, CAO has extended the 120-day assessment period.

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 determine what options are available to address the complaint through CAO's Dispute Resolution and Compliance functions.

Status as of November 13, 2020