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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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23 September 2011

Zambia President:Mining Firms Must Respect Labor Laws

Author: Nicholas Bariyo, Dow Jones Newswires

The Zambian government will continue to welcome foreign investors in the country's mining sector but they must respect labor laws, the new president, Michael Sata, said in his inaugural speech Friday...Sata...has been a well-known critic of Chinese...

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10 October 2011
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Author: Simon Bradley, swissinfo.ch [Switzerland]

Con un crecimiento caótico y sin control e ingresos exorbitantes, las empresas que comercializan materias primas estafarían no solo al fisco en los países pobres, también dañarían la reputación de Suiza, donde tienen su sede, advierten expertos...

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17 October 2011
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Author: Stefania Summermatter, swissinfo.ch [Suiza]

En Argentina, como en otros países andinos, los proyectos mineros de Xstrata chocan con la creciente oposición de pueblos indígenas que denuncian daños ambientales y sociales. Algo que rechaza la empresa con sede en Zug…[L]a mina la Alumbrera [parte de...

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7 November 2011

Swiss Campaign for Corporate Justice

Author: Alliance Sud

More than 50 Swiss organizations launched a campaign for Corporate Justice in early November. They are calling on the government and parliament for binding rules to ensure that companies headquartered in Switzerland observe human rights and...

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13 November 2011

Micro mines “pollute more” than commodity giants

Author: swissinfo.ch

Small mines scratched into the ground in poorly regulated parts of the world cause more pollution than large-scale operations, according to an environmental study...The study, carried out by Green Cross Switzerland and the United States-based...

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3 February 2012
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Author: Colombia Solidarity Campaign (Gran Bretaña), FIAN - First Food International Action (Italia), ASK!- Arbeitsgruppe Schweiz-Kolumbien (Suiza) y London Mining Network

…Varios de nosotros nos reunimos con usted [señor Salgado, de Prodeco, parte de Glencore]…[en] 2011…y conversamos…sobre los procesos de reasentamiento de las tres comunidades de Plan Bonito, El Hatillo y Boquerón. Las noticias que recibimos de la...

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8 February 2012

Global Witness report highlights need for increased transparency to prevent Africa's natural resources from fuelling instability

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8 February 2012

[PDF] Rigged? The scramble for Africa's oil, gas and minerals

Author: Global Witness

The intensifying competition for commercial access to the world’s remaining deposits of oil, gas and minerals brings with it a serious risk of exacerbating corruption and violent conflict. Such corruption can prop up autocratic governments that keep...

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14 February 2012
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Author: Gobierno de Suiza

…17 empresas suizas firmaron una promesa de valor para un compromiso ético…en presencia del Vicepresidente Angelino Garzón. Las empresas involucradas en este proceso son Asea Brown Boveri, Adecco, Clariant, Cotecna, Credit Suisse, DHL (parte de...

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14 February 2012
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Author: Laura Gaitán L, Mario F. Martínez, Paulo A. Pérez y Fabio E. Velásquez - Foro Nacional por Colombia y Revenue Watch

…[El] sector extractivo ha ganado importancia…por su peso en la economía…[y] la distribución de la renta pública generada…[Este] reporte…[es un] punto de partida para…[el] monitoreo e incidencia…[con] cuatro ejes temáticos…[1] regulación del sector y...

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