In November 2015, Trubshaw Cumberlege mapped a total of 27 community-company conflicts around the world. The four most dominant and proximate issues were the environment, community health & safety, labour conditions, human rights, and access to and competition over resources. Of the 27 conflicts we tracked, 18 were directly or indirectly related to supply chain issues. We also noticed a slight uptick in conflict involving tourism/leisure and fashion and retail.
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MANIFESTATION OF CONFLICT:
High - mass mobilisation and land occupation
Court procedure, publicity
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On top of our consulting services, Trubshaw Cumberlege tracks and maps enterprise related social conflict around the world on a daily basis. Enterprise related conflicts are typically disputes or conflicts between a company and one or more of its stakeholders. Every month, we provide interested subscribers with an infographic summarising key data from the social conflicts we map.
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Land - Access to and competition over
November Conflict Map
Indigenous communities, NGO Advocacy
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Maasai herders have filed a lawsuit in Tanzanian court attempting to reclaim 12,617 acres of grazing land in northern Tanzania they allege was improperly taken from them more than 30 yers ago. The land is now owned by Thomson Safaris, an American safari company. The row stems back to 1984 when Tanzania Breweries Limited (TBL) was given the land and failed to honour verbal promises to compensate Maasai clans. TBL eventually sold the land to Thomson Safaris. Tanzania's High Court in Arusha last month upheld Thomson Safari's ownership but ruled 20 percent should go back to the Maasai as it wasn't part of TBL's original grant of land. The Maasai have filed a notice of appeal.