About the company
Adani Group is a controversial Indian conglomerate which has been accused of environmental destruction, making false and misleading statements, using tax havens, exploiting workers, and is now entering into a business partnership with the Burmese military shortly after the United Nations said they should be prosecuted for genocide.
Adani Group will jointly develop the new Ahlone International Port Terminal (2) with Myanmar Economic Corporation, which is owned by the Burmese military. Myanmar Economic Corporation owns the land the port is being built on.
Adani Corporate House
Nr Mithakhali Crossing
Adani deal with Myanmar military-linked company raises human rights alarm – Ben Smee and Emanuel Stokes – The Guardian – 13th May 2019
New Yangon port to be constructed as trade volumes rise – Kang Wan Chern and Thiha Ko Ko – Myanmar Times – 5th May 2019
Campaign website on Adani groups corporate record – Getup! – accessed July 2019
Notified 16th July 2019
Added to the Dirty List 20 August 2019
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.”