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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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8 November 2012
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Author: La Prospérité [Rép. dém. du Congo]

Le vendredi 2 novembre 2012, l'Action contre l'impunité pour les droits humains, ACIDH en sigle, a...publié...son rapport..."Transparence des revenus miniers en RDC - Cas de la Province du Katanga"...la raison fondamentale de la vulgarisation de ce...

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Article
19 December 2012

Mining company Minera Aguilar and the Argentinean dictatorship

Author: European Center for Constitutional Rights

ECCHR has presented today an amicus curiae brief in the case of “Bazán, Avelino and others” to the Federal Court No. 2 of Jujuy, located in the northwestern part of Argentina. In this case, crimes committed during the last military dictatorship (1976...

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1 January 2013

[PDF] Embedding Human Rights in Business Practice IV

Author: UN Global Compact

Explores ten companies and how they deal with various human rights issues. Emphasizes the need for cohesive and sometimes over-arching corporate policies on human rights engagement. Fourth volume in the Embedding Human Rights in Business Practices...

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11 January 2013

Response by Glencore (now Glencore Xstrata): 10 companies with "worst corporate social responsibility records" nominated for 2014 Public Eye Awards.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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