Alcan (now Rio Tinto Alcan)

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In November 2007, Rio Tinto acquired Alcan and renamed it Rio Tinto Alcan.

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31 May 2007

"Cleaning up": Economist survey on business & climate change

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31 May 2007

The carbon market is working, but not bringing forth as much innovation as had been hoped

Author: Economist

[The carbon market] has delivered some of the innovation that it was supposed to generate. Shell, for instance, is pumping CO2 from a refinery...into 500 greenhouses..., thus avoiding emissions of 170,000 tonnes of CO2 a year and saving the greenhouse...

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12 April 2007

Alcan announces intention to sell interest in the Utkal joint venture

Author: Alcan

Alcan announced today its intention to sell its 45% interest in India's Utkal Alumina International Limited (Utkal)...Alcan has already taken initial steps leading to the sale process and expects completion during the second quarter of 2007...President...

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12 April 2007

Alcan pulling out of Utkal project in India

Author: Andy Hoffman, Globe and Mail [Canada]

Alcan Inc. is pulling out of a controversial project in India, suggesting plans for a bauxite mine and alumina refinery are too risky for the Montreal company, considering its lack of control over the venture...The Utkal project has been marred by...

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12 April 2007

Alcan pulls out of Utkal project in Orissa, India - says decision is "in the best interests of all our stakeholders"

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Company response
4 April 2007

Response by Alcan (now Rio Tinto Alcan): Report by former World Bank advisor Robert Goodland raises serious human rights & environmental concerns about Utkal bauxite & alumina project.

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19 March 2007

[PDF] India: Orissa, Kashipur - Utkal Bauxite & Alumina Project: Human Rights and Environmental Impacts

Author: Robert Goodland, former director of the World Bank's Environment Department

This publication reviews environmental and social aspects of plans by Utkal Alumina Industries Ltd to mine bauxite and refine it to more than 8 million tons of alumina annually, by means of a $1 billion joint venture between Canada’s Alcan and Hindalco...

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22 February 2007

CSR: Mining

Author: Globe and Mail [Canada]

[Results of Globe & Mail / Jantzi Research survey of mining sector. Compares social & environmental performance of the following companies, listed from highest score to lowest: Alcan, Barrick, Cameco, Teck Cominco, Inmet Mining, Kinross Gold,...

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3 February 2007

Business and human rights – Corporate leaders group putting human rights in focus

Author: Lisa Roner, Ethical Corporation

In November, the Business Leaders Initiative on Human Rights, a business-led effort to develop a corporate approach to human rights, announced the additions of GE and Ericsson to its roster. Advisers to the group say its growing breadth and depth...

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1 January 2007

The Global 100 - Role models in sustainable business practices

Author: Innovest Strategic Value Advisors

The companies below are deemed to have the best developed abilities, relative to their industry peers, to manage environmental, social and governance risks, and to take advantage of new business opportunities in this area. [Global 100: ABN Amro, Accor...

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