Swiss commodity company IMR refuses to talk about participation in Indonesian coal mine

Petition with 7000 signatures demands that the Zug-based commodities company IMR stop coal trading at the expense of the rainforest in Indonesia. IMR refuses to talk to the Indonesian delegation.

(ZUG/SWITZERLAND) Today, a delegation from Indonesia, Malaysia and Switzerland handed over a petition with 7000 signatures to the Zug-based commodities company IMR Holding AG demanding a stop to the trade in coal from rainforest areas.

The campaign against IMR Holding AG in Zug was triggered by research by the Bruno Manser Fund, which revealed that IMR Holding AG holds 49% of the shares in the Indonesian coal company PT Borneo Prima. The coal company is held responsible, among other things, for the destruction of more than 200 hectares of rainforest in central Borneo. IMR Holding AG claims without further proof that it has sold its share in the mine and refuses to talk to the Bruno Manser Fund and a delegation travelling from Indonesia to Switzerland when asked.

IMR Holding AG still lists the coal mine in Indonesia on its website. The company also has a stake in a steel plant in Indonesia that uses coal from rainforest areas.

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