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Glencore

Member of UN Global Compact

Headquarters in Switzerland

Glencore website

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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30 April 2013
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Author: Luis Jorge Garay y otros, Contraloría General de la República (Colombia)

…Los causales de caducidad de los contratos mineros no pueden limitarse a la infracción de las normas mineras…[sino] la negativa de la autoridad a conceder la licencia ambiental…Otras causales de caducidad deberían ser irregularidades en los procesos...

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30 April 2013

[PDF] Tax responsibility:an investor guide

Author: ActionAid

This guide is aimed at investors seeking to examine corporate tax policy and practices. Tax is increasingly under the spotlight, intensifying financial, regulatory and reputational risks in this area for companies. Where tax practices are aggressive,...

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22 April 2013

Activists remain upbeat over commodities reforms

Author: Simon Bradley, swissinfo.ch

Swiss non-governmental organisations are optimistic that...momentum will lead to reforms of the commodities sector, despite the voluntary nature of the government’s recent white paper...If campaigners are not convinced the Swiss recommendations will go...

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20 April 2013
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Author: Olivier Kaforo, Le Potentiel [Rép. dém. du Congo]

D’ici trois mois, il sera interdit d’exporter le cuivre et le cobalt de République démocratique du Congo s’il n’a pas été raffiné au préalable dans le pays...le ministre des Mines...vient de signer un arrêté interdisant les exportations de cuivre et de...

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19 April 2013
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Author: Thibault Lescuyer, Novethic [France] (copyright: www.novethic.fr)

Au coeur de l'écosystème des matières premières : l'activité de négoce. Et au coeur de l'Europe, la Suisse est le numéro un mondial de ce secteur. Ce pays va-t-il à son tour voter des exigences de transparence ? [lire la suite: http://www.novethic.fr...

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3 April 2013

[PDF] More transparency at last?! BD Analysis of the Swiss Federal Council’s “Background Report: Commodities”

Author: Berne Declaration

Since 2011, when Berne Declaration published its in-depth research about Switzerland’s dominant role in the global commodity business, a broad public debate evolved in Switzerland. In 2012 the Swiss government decided to commission a review report on...

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27 March 2013

Swiss Govt.'s report on commodities does not adequately address sector's transparency, human rights & environmental impacts, says Berne Declaration

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22 March 2013

[PDF] Update on the role of OECD National Contact Points with regard to the extractive sectors

Author: Institute for Human Rights and Business & UK Govt. Dept. of Business, Innovation & Skills

A report on the second meeting of stakeholders, since the establishment of the updated OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises (the Guidelines) in 2011. The participants [brought together by the Institute for Human Rights and Business and the UK...

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15 March 2013
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Author: Amnistía Internacional

…El 3 de marzo, Ricardo Machado, presidente, y Wilder Martínez, tesorero de la seccional de La Jagua de Ibirico…[de Sintramienergetica], fueron amenazados... Los dos líderes sindicales habían estado defendiendo a su sindicato contra las demandas...

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14 March 2013
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Author: Jacques Théodore Balima, Le Faso.net [Burkina Faso]

En 2010, l’Etat burkinabè a encaissé 22 milliards de francs CFA au titre des taxes versées par les sociétés. C’est une des conclusions mentionnée par le 2e rapport de l’ITIE. « Nous parlons juste d’argent frais qui est rentré dans les caisses de l’Etat...

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