Investors Against Genocide engaged extensively with the UN Global Compact regarding PetroChina. Ultimately, that engagement failed. Investors Against Genocide is no longer engaging the UNGC.
Details on the engagement with the UNGC in May 2008.
- A broad-based international set of over 80 civil society organizations signed an open letter to the UNGC calling upon the UNGC to use its influence with PetroChina, a compact participant, to help bring an end to the humanitarian crisis in Sudan.
- The Executive Director of the UNGC, Georg Kell, posted both our letter and his reply to the UN Global Compact website and forwarded a copy of our letter to PetroChina.
Details on the engagement with the UNGC in December 2008 and January 2009.
- A formal complaint was filed with the UNGC providing an extensive case against PetroChina of “Systematic or Egregious Abuses” of the UNGC’s founding principles which call for support and respect of human rights and avoid complicity in human rights abuses.
- The complaint asked the UNGC to formally apply its established Integrity Measures to address the complaint, and if, after three months, there is no satisfactory resolution of the issues raised, to consider PetroChina’s participation to be detrimental to the reputation and integrity of the Global Compact and remove the company from the list of participants.
- A broad-based international set of over 80 civil society organizations signed an open letter to the UNGC supporting the formal complaint against PetroChina.
- The UNGC responded to the formal complaint against PetroChina saying that the UNGC decided to do nothing.
Details on the engagement with the UNGC in February and July 2009.
- Letter to the UNGC Board escalating the complaint and asking for action.
- UNGC Board agreed to discuss the complaint on PetroChina.
- UNGC Board met and decided to do nothing on the complaint on PetroChina.