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Glencore

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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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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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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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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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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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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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6 December 2010
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Author: Stefania Summermatter, swissinfo.ch

En Colombia...[s]i las multinacionales mantienen su expansión es a costa de un precio muy alto para las comunidades locales: poblaciones desplazadas, ríos y campos contaminados, sindicalistas silenciados...En países como Colombia, la extracción del...

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2 March 2010
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Author: Radio Cafe Stereo

La brigada 17 del Ejercito Nacional y la Fuerza Aérea Colombiana bombardearon la comunidad indígena de Alto Guayabal del Resguardo Uradá Jiguamiandó...el 30 de enero de 2010...dejando como resultado de éste ataque varios indígenas gravemente heridos y...

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1 May 2009

Mined out in Zambia

Author: Jean-Christophe Servant, Le Monde Diplomatique

For decades Zambia’s copper mines attracted foreign investors. Local miners put up with the atrocious working conditions and pollution because they were promised development. But the financial crisis now threatens to scupper those hopes. [refers to...

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30 April 2009

[DOC] Submission to the Joint Committee on Human Rights - The impact of UK-based mining companies on the Philippines, particularly focusing on the right to food

Author: Working Group on Mining in the Philippines (WGMP)

This submission focuses on the way existing and proposed mining by global companies in the Philippines poses a threat to human rights, particularly the human right to food of local communities. Its findings build on the WGMP’s recent publication...

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