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三林環球公司濫伐雨林 挪威投資法人拋售股票

實踐社會責任投資 法人投資機構撤資不手軟

2010年08月30日
摘譯自2010年8月23日ENS挪威,奧斯陸報導;洪美惠編譯;蔡麗伶審校

三林環球公司在馬來西亞沙勞越的伐木道路。圖片來自:Bruno Manser Fund。馬來西亞木材業巨人三林環球,廣泛地在馬來西亞及蓋亞那非法伐木,世界最大法人投資機構之一發現此事,因而拋售三林環球股票。

挪威財政部8月23日宣布,挪威政府退休基金(Norwegian Government Pension Fund)撤銷三林環球公司的1600萬股投資,價值美金120萬。

三林環球是一家整合森林資源與木材製品的公司,產品有:木料、膠合板、飾板、家具以及棕櫚油。

三林公司非法地在馬來西亞東部位於婆羅洲上的沙勞越省,系統性地砍伐森林,挪威政府退休基金在調查該公司伐木作業之後,決定要拋售三林環球股權。

財政部長Sigbjorn Johnsen說,「倫理委員會(The Council on Ethics)已經評估過三林環球,評估結果是該公司在沙勞越雨林以及蓋亞那的伐木作業政策,造成非法砍伐並嚴重傷害環境。因此我選擇聽從倫理委員會的建議,將該公司從挪威政府退休基金環球投資組合(Government Pension Fund-Global,GPFG)中除名。」

倫理委員會根據田野調查、衛星影像分析、審核公開文件等的調查,列出大量重複違反證照要求、法規和該公司在馬來西亞和蓋亞那伐木作業的其他指示管理。

「有些違規造成非常嚴重的侵害,像是在許可區域外伐木、在那些已經被政府當局為了整合到現存國家公園裡而被排除許可的保護區伐木,以及未經環境影響評估而重返伐木。」道德委員會表示。

Norway Dumps Its Samling Global Stocks Over Illegal Logging
OSLO, Norway, August 23, 2010 (ENS)

Discovery of widespread illegal logging in Malaysia and Guyana has caused one of the world's largest institutional investors to sell all its shares in Malaysian timber giant Samling Global.

The Norwegian Ministry of Finance announced today that the Norwegian Government Pension Fund has divested itself of 16 million shares of Samling Global, worth US$1.2 million.

Samling Global is an integrated forest resource and wood products company that produces timber, plywood, veneer, furniture and palm oil.

The decision to drop Samling Global from the Norwegian Government Pension Fund was made after an investigation of Samling's logging operations found the corporation responsible for systematic illegal logging in the East Malaysian state of Sarawak on the island of Borneo.

Minister of Finance Sigbjorn Johnsen said, "The Council on Ethics has assessed Samling Global, and concluded that the company's forest operations in the rainforests of Sarawak and Guyana contribute to illegal logging and severe environmental damage. I have therefore chosen to follow the recommendation of the Council on Ethics and exclude the company from the GPFG's investment portfolio."

Based on field surveys, satellite image analysis, and evaluation of publicly available documentation, the Council on Ethics' investigations documented extensive and repeated breaches of the license requirements, regulations and other directives governing the company's forest operations in Malaysia and Guyana.

"Some of the violations constitute very serious transgressions, such as logging outside the concession area, logging in a protected area that was excluded from the concession by the authorities in order to be integrated into an existing national park, and re-entry logging without Environmental Impact Assessments," the Council on Ethics found.

全文及圖片詳見:ENS報導

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蔡麗伶(LiLing Barricman)

In my healing journey and learning to attain the breath awareness, I become aware of the reality that all the creatures of the world are breathing the same breath. Take action, here and now. From my physical being to the every corner of this out of balance's planet.