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Glencore

Member of UN Global Compact

Headquarters in Switzerland

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Glencore merged with Xstrata in May 2013 to form Glencore Xstrata, then rebranded as Glencore in 2014. Please see the Xstrata section for items about Xstrata prior to May 2013.

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1 August 2007

[PDF] full report: "World Investment Report - Transnational Corporations, Extractive Industries and Development"

Author: UN Conference on Trade & Development (UNCTAD)

The World Investment Report 2007 focuses on the role of transnational corporations in extractive industries... Transnational corporations can bring in the finance and management skills [poor] economies need... But as we know, the extraction of natural...

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2 August 2007
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2 August 2007
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Author: Polo Democrático Alternativo

Ciento veinte trabajadores de la mina Hierbabuena...acaban de ser arbitrariamente despedidos por haberse afiliado al sindicato Sintramienergetica, denunciaron los senadores y representantes del Polo Democrático Alternativo...Hierbabuena...cedida en...

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14 August 2007
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Author: Sindicato Nacional de Trabajadores de la Industria del Carbón (SINTRACARBON)

El sindicato Nacional de la Industria del Carbón ¨SINTRACARBON¨ rechaza enérgicamente los despedidos injustos de 120 trabajadores de la mina de Hierbabuena, concesionada a Glencore y operada por el Consorcio Minero Unido CMU y la subcontratista...

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Company response
27 August 2007

Response by Glencore (now Glencore Xstrata): Glencore accused of labour rights abuses, as well as two reported attempts on life of trade unionist from Glencore-licensed mine.

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29 August 2007
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Author: Centro de Recursos para Empresas y Derechos Humanos

El Centro de Recursos para Empresas y Derechos Humanos invitó a Glencore a responder a las alegaciones contenidas en los [artículos en este paquete] [Incluídas acá están] las respuestas de las empresas: Respuesta de Glencore...Respuesta de Unión Fenosa...

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29 August 2007

Allegations of anti-union activities by Glencore, Unión Fenosa in Colombia, Aug 2007

[English summary translations by Business & Human Rights Resource Centre of the following 2 articles (responses by Glencore, Unión Fenosa also provided):...

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Article
3 January 2008

13 admitted to hospital in Zambia after drinking polluted water

Author: AFP

About 13 people have been admitted to hospital in Zambia after drinking water allegedly polluted by acidic effluents from a key mining company in northern town of Mufulira...they on Wednesday drank water contaminated by an accidental acid spill from...

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27 March 2008

Colombian trade union leader assassinated

Author: International Metalworkers' Federation

The National Union of Coal Mine Workers, SINTRACARBON, has reported the deplorable news of the assassination of Adolfo González Montes, the union's leader and a member of the Barrancas branch committee...SINTRACARBON is the union of workers at the...

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12 May 2008

Christian Aid report says tax evasion by companies responsible for 1,000 deaths a day in developing countries

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