Statement by the CAN International Board of Directors

Statement by CAN International Board

Monday, 26 November 2018

The Board of CAN International has taken note of an article published in the media today concerning the announcement by the Board on 7 November 2018.

In the period from October 31, 2018 to November 5, 2018, the CAN International Board of Directors received a number of complaints. The Board takes seriously all complaints brought to its attention.

On consideration of the complaints received, the Board has decided to put CAN’s Executive Director Wael Hmaidan on a period of leave, and commissioned an independent workplace investigation.

The investigation, which is carried out independently from the Board itself, has begun and will be completed by the end of the year. The findings will contribute to guidance on future actions and decisions. In order to safeguard the integrity of the independent investigation, the Board is not in a position to comment further on any of the complaints received or on the media article.

Dr. Stephan Singer will be the focal point for leading operations within the CAN International Secretariat to ensure operations continue uninterrupted, especially during this busy period.

CAN International strives to be a safe and welcoming workplace for the passionate and committed members of the climate movement worldwide. The Board remains committed to ensuring that CAN International lives up to this vision.

Issued on behalf of the CAN International Board of Directors