Nigeria: Eleme Fertilizer II-02/Port Harcourt

Date Filed
22 Nov 2023
Status
Open
Phase
Assessment
Country
Nigeria

Case Tracker

Eligibility
November 22, 2023-January 02, 2024
Eligibility
Assessment
Status as of January 02, 2024
Assessment
Dispute Resolution
Compliance
CURRENT Status
Assessment
Status as of January 02, 2024

Complaint Overview

Complainant

Branch chairman of the local labor union of the company

Concerns

Labor Issues

Cross-Cutting Issues
Discrimination IFC/MIGA Due Diligence Industry Standards and Certifications Loss of Livelihoods Unfulfilled Commitments

Project Information

Region
Africa
Institution
IFC
Name & Number
Project #30967, #40420 & #47723
Company
Indorama Eleme Fertilizer and Chemicals (IEFCL)
Sector
Manufacturing
Department
Manufacturing, Agribusiness & Services
Category
B
Commitment

US$285mn IFC A loan; US$870mn in mobilization of B/parallel loans; IFC B2 loans under IFC’s MCPP” of up to US$95mn.   

Synopsis

Project Overview

In June 2016, Indorama successfully completed a 1.4 million metric ton per annum urea fertilizer facility (“Line 1”) in Nigeria via Indorama Eleme Fertilizer & Chemicals (IEFCL). A second urea fertilizer line (“Line 2”) located at the same site as Line 1 was constructed by IEFCL, which increased capacity from 1.4 MMTPA to 2.8 MMTPA (Project # 40420). Indorama is now planning the construction of a third urea fertilizer line (“Line 3”) within the same complex as Lines 1 and 2 in Port Harcourt, Nigeria, which will increase current capacity from 2.8 MMTPA to 4.2 MMTPA (Project #47723).

Complaint

In November 2023, CAO received a complaint submitted by the branch chairman of the local labor union of IEFCL, citing concerns related to working conditions and terms of employment, workers organizations, non-adherence to the Collective Bargaining Agreement, discrimination, retaliation, lack of a functional grievance mechanism, and occupational health and safety.

CAO Action

In January 2024, CAO found the complaint eligible for assessment. The assessment process is now ongoing.

 

Status

The case is currently under assessment.

*Note: The CAO assessment process does not entail a judgment on the merits of the complaint, rather, it seeks to understand the facts and empower those involved to make informed decisions on how to address the issues raised. 

Status as of February 5, 2023

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