"Dirty Diesel", a report published by Public Eye reveals how Swiss commodity trading firms exploit lax regulatory standards to sell African customers fuel with high sulfur content. Produced by the trading firms themselves, these types of fuel have long been banned in Europe. They contribute significantly to the rapidly rising air pollution in African cities and jeopardize the health of millions of people. In a petition addressed to Trafigura, Public Eye and its West African partners call on the Geneva-based commodities giant only to sell fuel that meets European standards in all of its operations around the world.
Dirty Diesel: How Swiss Traders Flood Africa with Toxic Fuels
Sep 15, 2016 / By Public Eye