As human rights declaration turns 70, development banks have a ways to go to respect and protect rights defenders
December 10, 2018
Today 10 December marks the seventieth anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. To coincide with this milestone, Bankwatch together with more than 200 organisations globally has called on international financiers  to ensure that these institutions support the realisation of human rights, avoid causing or contributing to rights abuses, promote an enabling environment for public participation, and safeguard rights defenders.
November 15, 2018
Villagers in rural Olyanytsya, in central Ukraine, are hopeful that village life is about to become a lot more bearable. After putting up with intense heavy vehicle traffic from the industrial farming operations of agro-giant Mironivsky Hliboproduct (MHP) for years, the company has finally finished building a bypass road to divert traffic around residential areas.
August 22, 2018
Pluimvee: Oekraïense pluimveegigant MHP krijgt publiek geld van ontwikkelingsbanken. De werkwijze van het bedrijf staat ter discussie. Source: Hoe fris is de Oekraïense plofkip?
August 10, 2018
When both parties come to the table ready to participate in a meaningful way, a dispute resolution can serve as a valuable opportunity for companies, as well as the communities impacted by its operations.
June 19, 2018
With over half a billion euros from the EBRD and the IFC, the leading Ukrainian agribusiness giant has grown into a near monopolist in poultry production. The company’s poor track record of stakeholder engagement and accountability towards impacted vi
April 14, 2018
These written comments on MHP stakeholder engagement follow a meeting between Bankwatch/NECU and MHP on 7 April 2017. Bankwatch and NECU welcomed the opportunity to meet MHP, as well as the company’s stated intention to improve the way it conducts impa
November 2, 2017
The project MHP Biogas is currently under consideration for approval by the EBRD Board of Directors. The project covers the construction of the greenfield 10 MW biogas plant in Vinnitsa region of Ukraine. The biogas plant is sought to help solve the pr
September 29, 2017
The massive loans by public banks for Ukraine’s monopolist poultry producer MHP have not brought the company’s performance and culture in line with the relevant EU and EBRD standards. Rural communities say that if it continues with ‘business as usual’, they face more violence and suppression.