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Glencore

Member of UN Global Compact

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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16 April 2012

Glencore response to BBC Panorama Broadcast

Author: Glencore

The children featured in the Panorama programme do NOT work for Glencore or any of its subsidiaries. The copper ore produced is NOT purchased by Glencore or any of its subsidiaries. We have every measure in place to ensure that the copper ore they...

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Article
23 April 2012

[Video] Zambia: Good Copper, Bad Copper

Author: Alice Odiot & Audrey Gallet, Erklärung von Bern/Berne Declaration [Switzerland]

[Film on how copper smelting has allegedly caused illness and death due to environmental degradation. It further alleges that the mining activities have not improved the lives of Zambians and that Glencore's payments to the government are excessively...

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Article
10 June 2012

Sierra Leone fortunes change as diamond trade brings back investment

Author: Monica Mark, Guardian [UK]

[T]he Koidu Holdings diamond mine...[was] once at the heart of [Sierra Leone]'s...civil war…Now, the mine…supplies…Tiffany's. It is at the heart of a remarkable turnaround that has lifted this nation…to world-leading growth of 35%...The government...

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15 June 2012

Violence flares in Bolivian Glencore mine dispute

Author: Reuters

Clashes between rival miners broke out at a Bolivian tin and zinc mine owned by global commodities giant Glencore…and at least 15 people were hurt…at the Colquiri mine…[it] followed a two-week standoff at the mine where members of independent mining...

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1 July 2012
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Author: James Anaya, Relator Especial sobre los derechos humanos de los pueblos indígenas

El presente informe examina la situación de los derechos humanos de los pueblos indígenas en Argentina, y hace recomendaciones al respecto, sobre la base de la información recibida por el Relator Especial durante su visita al país del 27 de noviembre...

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Article
3 August 2012

[DOC] Best Practice Mining in Colombia

Author: Robert Goodland, for Ikv Pax Christi

…If the principles of conservation of natural and social capital, reducing risk, deepening democracy, and exercising caution are to be given priority, now might not be the best time to encourage investment in the mining sector. Further work needs to...

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Company response
22 August 2012

Response by Xstrata (part of Glencore Xstrata): Environmental monitoring of Xstrata Tintaya copper mine shows contaminants in water & soil samples.

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Article
1 September 2012

[PDF] From Controversy to Consensus? Lessons learned from government and company consultations with indigenous organizations in Peru and Bolivia

Author: Oxfam America

With the growing global demand for natural resources such as oil and minerals, governments and companies implementing large-scale development projects must extend their reach to increasingly remote and sensitive areas. Within this context, they must...

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Article
18 September 2012

Oxfam-Eurodad welcome MEP's vote on EU reporting rules for extractive industries

Author: Oxfam, Eurodad

[T]he European Parliament’s Legal Affairs Committee...voted in favour of assuming a strong position on European anti-corruption legislation, which would oblige oil, gas, mining firms and the logging industry to report what they pay to governments in...

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Company response
25 September 2012

Glencore response to “Zambia: Good Copper, Bad Copper” film

Author: Glencore

...Glencore provided [evidence] to the UK Government's International Development Select Committee hearing in April this year [re operations in Zambia -- link provided]...Glencore has been a major investor and employer in Zambia for over 12 years.....

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