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Briefing finds increasing commitments to free, prior & informed consent in mining sector; low levels of commitment in oil & gas

Author: Emily Greenspan, Michelle Katz, Julie Kim, Serena Lillywhite, Chris Madden, Oxfam, Published on: 23 July 2015

"Community Consent Index 2015: Oil, gas, and mining company publ ic positions on Free, Prior,  and Informed Consent", Jul 2015

For many project-affected communities, Free, Prior, and Informed Consent (FPIC) represents a critical tool for ensuring that they have a say in whether and how extractive industry projects move forward.   This policy brief examines publicly available corporate commitments regarding community rights and community engagement. The results suggest increasing commitments to FPIC in the mining sector but disappointing trends in relation to the oil and gas sector and women’s participation in decision making. [Refers to Anadarko, Anglo American, Angkor Gold, AngloGold Ashanti, Areva, Barrick Gold, BG Group, BHP Billiton, BP, Chevron, China Minmetals, China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC), China Shenhua Energy (part of Shenhua Group), CNOOC (China National Offshore Oil Corporation), ConocoPhillips, Eni, First Quantum Minerals, Freeport-McMoRan, Glencore, Gold Fields, Goldcorp, IamGold, Minerals and Metals Group (MMG) (part of China Minmetals), Newcrest, Newmont, Occidental Petroleum, OceanaGold, PanAust, Petrobras, PetroChina (part of China National Petroleum Corporation), Pluspetrol, Repsol, Rio Tinto, Statoil, Teck Resources, Total, Tullow Oil, Vale]

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Related companies: Anadarko Anglo American AngloGold Ashanti Barrick Gold BG Group (part of Shell) BHP Billiton BP Chevron China Minmetals China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC) China Shenhua Energy (part of Shenhua Group) CNOOC (China National Offshore Oil Corporation) ConocoPhillips Eni Equinor (formerly Statoil) First Quantum Minerals Freeport-McMoRan Glencore Gold Fields Goldcorp (now Newmont Goldcorp) IamGold Minerals and Metals Group (MMG) (part of China Minmetals) Newcrest Newmont Goldcorp Occidental Petroleum OceanaGold Orano (formerly Areva) Petrobras PetroChina (part of China National Petroleum Corporation) Pluspetrol Repsol Rio Tinto Teck Resources Total Tullow Oil Vale