4 February 2019

IFC failed to ensure workers’ safety at APPL plantations: WB investigator

The World Bank’s private sector lending arm, the International Finance Corporation (IFC) had failed to address the health and safety concerns of thousands of workers and their families living in the Tata group’s tea plantations in India’s Northeast, the bank’s official investigator found last week.

The investigator’s latest findings have come two years after it first exposed the poor living and working conditions of labourers in the Tata group’s plantations, which are partially financed by IFC since 2009.

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