hide message

A message from Executive Director Phil Bloomer

Do you like and use our website? If so we would greatly appreciate your support. The feedback we receive from all over the world suggests it is an unparalleled resource on business and human rights.

Our site profiles over 6,000 companies operating in over 180 countries. To maintain our independence, we never accept donations from companies or corporate foundations: so individual donations can make a big difference. If each visitor during one month donated the price of a daily newspaper, this would enable us to continue our coverage of the whole continent of Africa for a full year.

Please consider making a donation or setting up a recurring donation today.

Thank you,
Phil Bloomer, Executive Director

Donate now hide message

You are being redirected to the story the piece of content is found in so you can read it in context. Please click the following link if you are not automatically redirected within a couple seconds:

Burma Campaign UK report "Insuring Repression" & company responses

Author: Compiled by Business & Human Rights Resource Centre, Published on: 26 August 2008

Burma Campaign UK published a report, "Insuring Repression - Exposing how the insurance industry supports Burma’s dictators". [Page provides links to press release & full report]...Business & Human Rights Resource Centre invited the 14 companies named in the report's "Insurance Dirty List" to respond to the report:
ACE - has provided a response
Al Wasl Insurance Brokers - has provided a response
Atrium Underwriting [part of Ariel Re] - did not respond
Catlin - did not respond
Labuan Re - did not respond
Lloyd's - has provided a response
Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance - has indicated it will provide a response
OCBC Bank - has provided a response; also includes response by OCBC subsidiary Great Eastern Life
Pana Harrison - did not respond
QBE - did not respond
Sompo Japan Insurance - has provided a response
Target Insurance Brokers - did not respond
Tokio Marine [part of Millea] - did not respond
[Two companies, XL Capital and Arab Insurance Group, were deleted from Burma Campaign's report following their decisions not to insure business in Burma. Page includes links to responses by XL Capital and Arab Insurance Group (Arig) to the Resource Centre, and related press releases by Burma Campaign UK. Also refers to Chubb.]

Read the full post here

Related companies: ACE Group Al Wasl Arab Insurance Group (ARIG) Atrium Underwriting (part of Ariel Holdings) Catlin Chubb Group Lloyd's of London Millea Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance (part of Sumitomo Group) OCBC Bank QBE Insurance Sompo Japan Sumitomo Group Target Insurance Brokers Tokio Marine & Nichido (part of Millea)