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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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12 March 2011

Glencore accused of rights abuses in Congo

Author: Stefania Summermatter, swissinfo.ch

A study published...by [Bread for All and the Swiss Catholic Lenten Fund] accuses [Glencore] of human rights abuses, child labour, pollution and tax evasion...According to the NGOs, mining is driving the locals away from their traditional farming...

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12 April 2011
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Author: Déclaration de Berne, Sherpa, Centre for Trade Policy and Development [Zambie], Entraide Missionnaire, Mining Watch Canada

...[Les 5 ONG soussignés] ont déposé ce jour une plainte contre les sociétés Glencore International AG et First Quantum Minerals auprès des Points de contact nationaux (PCN) suisse et canadien pour manquement aux principes directeurs de l’OCDE à l...

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12 April 2011

Tax Evasion in Zambia: NGOs File Complaint Against Glencore, First Quantum for Violation of OECD Guidelines

Author: SHERPA [France], Centre for Trade Policy and Development [Zambia], Berne Declaration [Switzerland], Entraide Missionnaire [Canada], MiningWatch [Canada]

SHERPA (France), the Centre for Trade Policy and Development (Zambia), the Berne Declaration (Switzerland), l’Entraide Missionnaire (Canada) and MiningWatch (Canada) have filed a complaint today against Glencore International AG and First Quantum...

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4 May 2011

Greed Inc: A special investigation into pollution, dubious tax practices and exploitation of African workers at Glencore

Author: Ruth Sunderland & Rob Davies, Daily Mail [UK]

In Zambia…Glencore is accused of manipulating its financial accounts…to reduce its tax bill…inhabitants of Mufulira…claim that sulphur pollution…is poisoning the air and water. Glencore counters by saying it has improved its environmental record and is...

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1 June 2011

EIB freezes Glencore lending on governance concerns

Author: BBC News

The European Investment Bank (EIB) has frozen all new loans to commodities trading giant Glencore and its subsidiaries, citing "serious concerns" over the group's corporate governance. In 2005 the EIB provided a $50m…loan to Mopani Copper Mines, a...

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6 June 2011

Zambia Tax Body Demands More Taxes From Mopani Copper Mines

Author: Dow Jones Newswires

Zambia's state tax body has asked...Mopani Copper Mines [part of Glencore] to pay more taxes...after auditors hired by the government detected discrepancies in its returns...A company spokeswoman in Zambia couldn't immediately comment. Mopani has in...

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12 June 2011
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Author: Christophe Le Bec, Jeune Afrique

Les ONG locales et internationales, les syndicats ou les élus africains...n’hésitent plus à aller en justice [contre les entreprises pour leurs impacts néfastes sur les populations]. Dernier exemple retentissant : le 12 avril, cinq ONG...ont déposé une...

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18 June 2011

'Transparency' hides Zambia's lost billions

Author: Khadija Sharife, in Al Jazeera

African nations such as Zambia are often seen as grossly corrupt. Yet it is corporate tax "avoidance" on the part of mining companies that costs the nation hundreds of millions annually, while lining the pockets of middle-men in countries such as...

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21 June 2011

Cambodia's oil must not be the slippery slope to corruption and catastrophe

Author: Julian Boys, Economic Justice Researcher at Christian Aid in Guardian [UK]

Cambodia's discovery of oil raised hopes of faster development for the country – but also fears that the "resource curse" might strike again…[L]ocal campaigners are racing to prevent Cambodia going the same way as…Nigeria, where the industry has...

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1 July 2011

Tax avoidance "as big an issue as sweatshops" says ActionAid at launch of report on how companies can commit to "Tax Responsibility"

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