Added to the Dirty List 11 December 2018
Removed from the Dirty List 29 January 2019
Engie was removed from the Dirty List on 29 January 2019 after ending their involvement in the Upper Yeywa dam.
Engie is a French multinational energy and services company. In the UK it is an energy supplier and works in a range of services including working for the NHS. Engie subsidiary company Tractabel, has a subsidiary, Lahmeyer, which is working on the controversial Upper Yeywa dam in Shan State, Burma. The dam is opposed by local residents and will result in displacement and environmental damage.
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.”
Chair of the Committee for Ethics, the Environment and Sustainable Development
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(Notified 30th October 2018)
Lahmeyer website October 2018
Media release from local communities 12th October 2018
Myanmar Times 27th August 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.”