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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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Company response
17 February 2012

Response by Glencore (now Glencore Xstrata): John Capel of Bench Marks Foundation in So. Africa criticises "African Mining Indaba" conference for excluding civil society.

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Article
21 February 2012

"Are mining profits ethically earned?" - asks John Capel about Africa's mining industry [2012]

Author: compiled by Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

On 8 February 2012 John Capel, executive director of Bench Marks Foundation & Alternative Mining Indaba wrote an article entitled: "Are mining profits ethically earned?" (published in the Independent Online [So. Africa]). This article raises...

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Article
23 February 2012
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Author: Jairo Chacón González, El Espectador [Colombia]

Pese a que el presidente…Santos convocó a los empresarios, comunidades y al mismo Gobierno para generar un gran acuerdo nacional que le permita a Colombia…una minería a gran escala, varios empresarios del sector…dijeron que es necesario que el Gobierno...

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28 February 2012
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Author: Christophe Le Bec, Jeune Afrique

Accroître les recettes publiques, créer des emplois nationaux y compris aux postes de direction, imposer les entreprises locales... Les États ont décidé de reprendre la maîtrise de leurs gisements pour en faire profiter les populations...Les autorités....

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Article
4 March 2012

Davies calls women directors quota ‘mistake’ [UK]

Author: Brian Groom, Elizabeth Rigby, Financial Times

Forcing companies to put a minimum number of women on boards in European nations would be a “mistake”, the government’s boardroom diversity champion has warned in response to a European Commision proposal to impose mandatory quotas. Lord Davies of...

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28 March 2012
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Author: Franck Régis Tapsoba, Mutations [Burkina Faso]

[Les participants au Salon des mines] sont parvenus à la conclusion que l’exploitation des ressources minières ne profite pas aux Africains...La production d’or au Burkina Faso devrait augmenter de 32% en 2011 et s’établir à 33,7 tonnes contre 25,6...

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Article
1 April 2012

[PDF] Glencore in the Democratic Republic of Congo: profit before human rights and the environment

Author: Chantal Peyer and François Mercier, Bread for all and the Swiss Catholic Lenten Fund

Bread for all and the Swiss Catholic Lenten Fund, in collaboration with Congolese non-governmental organisations (NGOs)...carried out research in order to learn more about the impact of the Swiss company's activities [Glencore] in Katanga...This...

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13 April 2012
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Author: Myrtille Delamarche, Marchés Tropicaux et Méditerranéens, sur SlateAfrique

Les autorités de la RDC voient se réduire leur marge de manœuvre, entre...leur candidature à l’ITIE et...un lourd passif d’attributions obscures de contrats miniers et d’exportations de minerais issus des zones de conflits...Pour attirer des...

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16 April 2012
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Author: Chantal Peyer, Pain pour le prochain et François Mercier, Action de Carême

Pain pour le prochain et Action de Carême publient une nouvelle étude sur les activités de Glencore en République Démocratique du Congo: la société suisse spécialisée dans le négoce de matières premières achète à des intermédiaires du cuivre ayant été...

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Article
16 April 2012

Glencore mine linked to child labour [Dem. Rep. of Congo]

Author: John Sweeney, BBC [UK]

Glencore...stands accused of profiting from child labour in a mine in the Congo, and paying the associates of paramilitary killers in Colombia…Glencore chief executive Ivan Glasenberg denied both claims. He said the company...did "not profit from...

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