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Published: 16.09 - 2007 19:28Printer version    
Desertec

For a long time, the Desertec energy project considered entering into Western Sahara. On 23 April 2010, the company announced that its reference projects will not be located in Western Sahara, citing “reputational reasons”.

Read more: Energy project stays out of Western Sahara


BASF

In October 2008, WSRW discovered that the Belgian branch of the German chemical company BASF had imported phosphates from the Bu Craa mines in occupied Western Sahara.

WSRW and former German Euro-parliamentarian Margot Kessler addressed a letter to BASF on the 22nd of October, demanding a clarification on this matter. In their reply, dated 30 October 2008, BASF confirmed the alleged import, but stated that "for the time being, this was an isolated replacement delivery from this territory which we do not expect to be repeated in the future. "


Doehle

In June 2009, the German shipping company Doehle was involved in the unethical transport of phosphates from occupied Western Sahara to Colombia.

Read more:
German shipping company Doehle in unethical transport
Demands Doehle to terminate transports

    

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