Supporters of the Burma Campaign UK sent one email a minute to the management of Lloyd’s of London, last week, urging them to stop Lloyd’s syndicates insuring companies in Burma.
The email campaign, launched Wednesday, targeted the senior management of Lloyd’s and was copied to the management of Lloyd’s syndicates that are known to insure companies in Burma.
“Our supporters are clearly outraged that Lloyd’s doesn’t care if their syndicates help to fund a regime that uses rape, torture and murder to oppress its own people” said Johnny Chatterton, Campaigns Officer at the Burma Campaign UK. “Lloyd’s must realise that if they don’t end their involvement in Burma soon they will be branded by Burma in the same way that Barclays was with Apartheid South Africa and Exxon are with climate change”.
The British Government wrote to Lloyd’s chairman, Lord Levene in September, voicing their disapproval of its involvement with Burma. Sources inside Lloyd’s indicate that Lord Levene has thus far failed to stop Lloyd’s syndicates insuring companies in Burma.
For more information contact Johnny Chatterton: 020 7324 4714
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The Senior Management of Lloyd’s, as outlined on the Lloyd’s website, comprises the Senior Management team, the Council of Lloyd’s and the Franchise Board.
Lloyd’s syndicates known to insure companies in Burma include Catlin, Atrium (Ariel Re), Kiln (Tokio Marine).
The email action was launched Wednesday 22 October. It is viewable here:http://www.burmacampaign.org.uk/index.php/burma/campaigns/insurance-campaign/120/114 The action is ongoing, at its peak Burma Campaign UK supporters were sending one email a minute to the management teams targeted.