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First Peoples Worldwide Indigenous Rights Risk Report 2013 - Company responses & non-responses

In October 2013, First Peoples Worldwide released “First Peoples Worldwide’s - Indigenous Rights Risk Report for the Extractive Industry - Preliminary Findings".  The study identified 21 sites that are “highest risk” in terms of shareholder risk arising from potential infringement of indigenous people’s rights.  Click here for the press release.

According to First Peoples Worldwide, the report "makes the financial case for why investors, shareholders, and corporations need to respect Indigenous Peoples rights and proactively work with Indigenous communities to minimize their financial risk and maximize investment returns and shareholder value."

Business & Human Rights Resource Centre invited the following companies to respond to allegations in the report about their operations.  First Peoples Worldwide then sent follow-ups to the company responses.

- Apache declined to respond
- Chevron did not respond
Cliffs response / and Rejoinder by First Peoples Worldwide
- EOG did not respond
ExxonMobil response/ and Rejoinder by First Peoples Worldwide
Freeport-McMoRan response / and Rejoinder by First Peoples Worldwide
- Kinder Morgan did not respond
Kosmos Energy response / and Rejoinder by First Peoples Worldwide
- Murphy did not respond
Newmont response/ and Rejoinder by First Peoples Worldwide
- Southern Copper did not respond
Southwestern Energy response / and Rejoinder by First Peoples Worldwide
- WPX did not respond

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Company response
19 November 2013

Response by Freeport-McMoRan: Indigenous Rights Risk Report highlights financial & shareholder risks of failure to respect indigenous rights by extractive companies

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Article
19 November 2013

The Next Financial Bubble: Indigenous Peoples Rights - Report Exposes Risk to Shareholders When Indigenous Rights Are Ignored

Author: First Peoples Worldwide

[Business & Human Rights Resource Centre invited Apache, Chevron, Cliffs, EOG, ExxonMobil, Freeport-McMoRan, Kinder Morgan, Kosmos Energy, Murphy, Newmont, Southern Copper [part of Grupo México], Soutwestern Energy, WPX to respond to the report. Responses & non-responses provided.] In October 2013, First Peoples Worldwide released “First Peoples Worldwide’s - Indigenous Rights Risk Report for the Extractive Industry - Preliminary Findings". The study identified 21 sites that are “highest risk” in terms of shareholder risk arising from potential infringement of indigenous people’s rights.

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Company response
18 November 2013

Response by Kosmos Energy: "Indigenous Rights Risk Report" highlights financial & shareholder risks of failure to respect indigenous rights by extractive companies.

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Company response
11 November 2013

Response by ExxonMobil: Indigenous Rights Risk Report highlights financial & shareholder risks of failure to respect indigenous rights by extractive companies.

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