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Cerrejón Coal (joint venture Anglo American, BHP Billiton, Glencore)

Member of UN Global Compact

Headquarters in Colombia

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29 September 2011

Public Meeting: BHP Billiton – Dirty Energy [UK]

Author: London Mining Network [UK]

BHP Billiton is the world’s largest diversified resources company. It made record profits of $23.6 billion over the past year. It is listed on the London Stock Exchange. Many British workers’ pension funds, British banks and insurance companies have...

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30 June 2011

[PDF] The U.N. “Protect, Respect and Remedy” Framework: Applications of the Framework

Author: UN Special Representative on business & human rights John Ruggie

The Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for business and human rights has identified instances of applications of the U.N. “Protect, Respect and Remedy” Framework, in whole or in part, as a resource for those looking for...

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7 June 2011
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Author: Senador Jorge Enrique Robledo, Colombia

4.500 accidentes de trabajo en los diez últimos años, solo en la Drummond, 700 enfermos profesionales hoy en El Cerrejón [parte de Anglo American, BHP Billiton, Xstrata]...muchos enfermos de cáncer y bronquitis en Cerromatoso [parte de BHP Billiton]…...

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1 June 2011

[PDF] A guide for business: How to develop a human rights policy

Author: UN Global Compact & Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights

Why respect human rights?...Why develop a human rights policy?...Getting started - the process behind the policy...What are the key ingredients of a human rights policy?...Next steps - Path to implementation...[refers to BlackRock, AXA, Investment...

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1 June 2011

[PDF] Piloting Principles for Effective Company-Stakeholder Grievance Mechanisms: A Report of Lessons Learned

Author: Caroline Rees, Corporate Social Responsibility Initiative, Harvard Kennedy School, on behalf of UN Special Representative on business & human rights John Ruggie

This report sets out key lessons learned from a pilot project conducted in 2009-2010 to test the practical applicability of a set of principles for effective non-judicial grievance mechanisms...involving businesses and their stakeholders. The...

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24 May 2011

[PDF] Cerrejón letter to UN Special Representative

Author: Julián B. González, Cerrejón

Cerrejón [joint venture Anglo American, BHP Billiton, Xstrata] wishes to thank you and your team for the work developed in previous years synthesized in the “Protect, Respect, and Remedy” framework. We believe the framework is a valuable contribution...

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Company response
23 May 2011
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Author: Carbones del Cerrejón

En Cerrejón existe una práctica de respeto al ejercicio de la libertad sindical como lo demuestra la firma de 14 Convenciones Colectivas de Trabajo y el hecho de que hasta ahora en ningún caso de las desafortunadas muertes violentas de sindicalistas de...

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30 April 2011
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Author: SINTRACARBÓN (Sindicato Nacional de Trabajadores de la Industria del Carbón) [Colombia]

El Sindicato Nacional de los Trabajadores de la Industria del Carbón Sintracarbón, rechaza enérgicamente las amenazas, hostigamientos y agresiones de las cuales han sido objeto nuestros compañeros Fredy Lozano Villarreal presidente de la seccional...

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1 February 2011

Better Safe than Sorry

Author: Susan Aaronson, Professor & Ian Higham, Research Assistant - Elliott School of Intl. Affairs, George Washington Univ in Policy Innovations

...Building on years of research and multi-stakeholder dialogue, [UN Special Representative on business & human rights John] Ruggie outlined a framework and Guiding Principles to help firms “operationalize” their human rights responsibilities.....

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17 January 2011

Rights groups slam UN plan for multinationals

Author: Hugh Williamson, Financial Times

Controversial new standards governing the operation of multinational companies in developing countries and conflict zones could undermine rather than reinforce efforts to protect human rights if the framework is adopted in its current form, according...

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