About the company
Gruner is a Swiss engineering company. Its subsidiary, Stucky SA, is involved in more than one dam project in conflict zones in Burma. This includes the Uppper Yeywa dam and the Thanlwin dam. These dams are opposed by local communities, and cause displacement and environmental destruction.
Nang San San Aye, a Shan State MP, has stated: “We urge foreign countries to stop promoting and investing in dams in Burma’s war zones. It is fuelling conflict, and undermining efforts to seek peace.”
(Notified 5th November 2018)
Lahmeyer website accessed October 2018
Myanmar Times 17th July 2015, accessed October 2018
Media release from local communities 12th October 2018
Added to the Dirty List 11 December 2018
The Dirty List names international companies doing business with the military in Burma. The list also includes international companies involved in projects where there are human rights violations or environmental destruction.
In September 2018, the United Nations Fact Finding Mission on Myanmar, which has been investigating human rights violations in the country, stated:
“The actions of the Tatmadaw (Burmese military) in Kachin, Rakhine and Shan States, in particular in the context of the ‘clearance operations’ in northern Rakhine State in 2016 and 2017, have so seriously violated international law that any engagement in any form with the Tatmadaw, its current leadership, and its businesses, is indefensible.”