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Projects

To illustrate our broad expertise, covering many different economic sectors, commodities, sustainability themes and countries, this page gives an overview of the different projects executed by Profundo over the years. In the menu, you can filter the projects by thematic area. Each project is described briefly and where available the project portfolio - such as reports, brochures or presentations - is provided. Attention is also given to the exposure generated by the project in the media, in politics and elsewhere.

 

We analyse the financial parameters of companies and assess how companies and their financiers could be affected in different scenarios by Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) risks related to deforestation, climate change emissions, human rights abuses, resource depletion, health impacts and other sustainability issues.
We analyse the various human rights and other sustainability risks in international commodity supply chains and identify what different stakeholders can do to foster sustainable development of value chains in agriculture, forestry, livestock, energy, fisheries and mineral sectors.
We analyse how companies are financed by banks, shareholders and others financiers, to assess what financiers could do to foster sustainable corporate practices. Also, we dig into ownership structures and the schemes companies have set up to minimise tax payments.
We assess and benchmark responsible investment and credit policies of banks and investors and we advise on how policies can be improved and implemented through screening, voting, engagement and exclusion strategies.

May 2023

May 1, 2023
Occupational Safety and Health Risks in mining in South America
This research aims to consolidate the evidence base of Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) risks in the mining sector in Bolivia, Colombia, and Peru and to increase understanding of what these risks mean for the Due Diligence obligations of downstream companies in the Netherlands members of the IMVO-Metaalsector. The study relies on a combination of primary and secondary data. Primary data sources include the voices of 367 mine workers (of which 35 worked in Bolivia, 129 in Colombia, and 203 in Peru) obtained through CNV Internationaal’s participatory digital monitoring for the mining sector in 2022. In addition, 17 key informants representing trade unions, health sector, government and mining companies/sector associations in Bolivia, Colombia, and Peru were interviewed to inform this research. Secondary sources include reports by trade unions, NGOs, company policies and publications, and media articles. Based on the findings, this report makes recommendations on how members of the IMVO-Metaalsector can work together to improve the occupational safety and health of workers in countries supplying minerals to the Netherlands.
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