During May this year allegations were made by the Dutch newspaper, de Volkskrant, and by Greenpeace that Trafigura/Macfarlanes had paid Ivorian waste truck drivers to say none suffered ill-effects as a result of transporting and dumping the Probo Koala’s waste. Clearly this is a very serious allegation.
Trafigura and Macfarlanes refuted the allegations in very, very strong terms. Their rebuttal is here.
Now a good quality video of the work carried out by Greenpeace is available on Vimeo. YouTube has carried copies for months but the quality was so poor that the subtitles were not legible.
Below you can now view the video which is worth watching as part of the Trafigura story. If you’d prefer the video is online here.
I myself make no allegations. I do not know where the truth lies.
Many thanks are due to those who have made this video available.