Nigeria: Eleme Fertilizer II-02/Port Harcourt

Date Filed
16 Nov 2023
Status
Open
Phase
Compliance
Country
Nigeria

Case Tracker

Eligibility
November 22, 2023-December 20, 2023
Eligibility
Assessment
January 02, 2024-May 08, 2024
Assessment
Dispute Resolution
Compliance
Appraisal
Status as of May 09, 2024
CURRENT Status
Appraisal (COMPLIANCE)
Status as of May 09, 2024

Complaint Overview

Complainant

Branch chairman of the local labor union of the company

Concerns

Labor Issues

Cross-Cutting Issues
Discrimination IFC/MIGA Due Diligence Industry Standards and Certifications Loss of Livelihoods Unfulfilled Commitments

Project Information

Region
Africa
Institution
IFC
Name & Number
Project #30967, #40420 & #47723
Company
Indorama Eleme Fertilizer and Chemicals (IEFCL)
Sector
Manufacturing
Department
Manufacturing, Agribusiness & Services
Category
B
Commitment

US$285mn IFC A loan; US$870mn in mobilization of B/parallel loans; IFC B2 loans under IFC’s MCPP” of up to US$95mn.   

Synopsis

Project Overview

IFC has several active projects with Indorama Corporation and Chemicals (Indorama) and is leading a debt financing package to Indorama Eleme Fertilizer and Chemicals (IEFCL), part of Indorama, for the construction of a third urea fertilizer line (“Line 3”). 2016, IFC supported the construction of the first urea fertilizer facility (“Line 1”) and the second urea fertilizer line (“Line 2”), located at the same site as "Line 1" and "Line 2" in Port Harcourt, Nigeria.

Complaint

In November 2023, CAO received a complaint submitted by the branch chairman of the local labor union of IEFCL, citing concerns related to working conditions and terms of employment, workers organizations, non-adherence to the Collective Bargaining Agreement, discrimination, retaliation, lack of a functional grievance mechanism, and occupational health and safety.

CAO Action

In January 2024, CAO found the complaint eligible for assessment. During CAO's assessment, there was no consensus to participate in a dispute resolution process, and the complaint was transferred to the Compliance function for appraisal.

CAO's Assessment Report is available in English.

Status

The case is currently under compliance appraisal 

Status as of May 15, 2024. 

Case Documents

  • Complaint & Assessment

    Assessment Report
    Assessment Report
    May 08, 2024
    English
    Assessment Report
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