The executive director of Greenpeace Argentina was suspended after some 40 former employees had signed a document accusing him of discrimination, threats and sexual harassment.
The allegations against Martin Prieto, also responsible for Greenpeace’s offices in Chile and Colombia, were detailed in a letter published earlier this week, urging the environmental organization to suspend him Wednesday while he is conducting an investigation.
In the letter, the signatories detail alleged abusive practices and harassment of women. Among the charges against him are “discrimination and gender-based violence, abuse of power against female employees, sexual harassment, harassment at work “. and intimidation. ”
They also allege that he violated the privacy of the correspondence, disseminated intimate photographs and obsessively” Undertake legal actions to request that such acts be made the object An investigation is part of the transparency process that we advocate to achieve a secure work environment and protect everyone in our organization, “said Natalia Machain, director of Greenpeace policy
The text The letter was widely circulated on social media, with the signatories saying that they wanted the public and supporters of the organization to know “the seriousness of what has happened in recent years” at Greenpeace Office of Argentina
Former employee Consuelo Bilbao told LN + television and the daily La Nacion that 42 people had signed the letter, all former employees or ex-volunteers  “We address this complaint to the executive director because in the last 23 years, it is he who has been – and still is – responsible for such conduct, both by covering it and by engaging in it herself, “she said. He had to endure walking in underwear in front of him, and he was even observed in Argentina and Chile “watching pornography at work to the point where people are realize. ” harassment at work at Greenpeace Argentina are not new. The organization acknowledged that its chief of logistics had been removed from office following an investigation in 2013.
In response to the latest allegations, a Greenpeace statement said that he “takes these issues very seriously.”
In June 2016, Greenpeace Argentina deployed a banner at the Obelisk of Buenos Aires to call for the protection of glaciers.