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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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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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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...

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Article
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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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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Article
13 May 2013

OECD complaint filed againts Eurasian Natural Resources Corporation (ENRC) regarding DRC mining communities [UK]

Author: Rights and Accountability in Development (RAID) (UK)

A complaint has been brought by Rights and Accountability in Development (RAID)...concerning mining assets controlled by companies associated with ENRC in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The complaint [in UK] under the OECD Guidelines for...

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13 May 2013
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Author: Muriel Devey, Jeune Afrique

...Tenke Fungurume Mining [TFM] est l'un des plus grands gisements au monde...[implanté] dans la fameuse copper belt (« ceinture de cuivre ») congolaise...Associant l'américain Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold...le canadien Lundin Mining...et la...

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23 May 2013

Glencore and Trafigura 'may have supplied Iran's nuclear programme'

Author: Rupert Neate, Guardian (UK)

The UN has warned that trades by the commodity companies Glencore and Trafigura could have breached international sanctions by supplying a company linked to Iran's nuclear programme...Glencore, which is run by the multi-billionaire Ivan Glasenberg,...

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Article
1 June 2013

[PDF] Calling for Corporate Accountability: A Guide to the 2011 OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises

Author: OECD Watch

[Business & Human Rights Resource Centre invited Glencore, POSCO, Shell, Statkraft and Ratiopharm to respond to certain allegations in the guide. Responses provided.] The guide is intended to help you understand how the dispute resolution...

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1 June 2013
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Author: Amnesty International

Le présent rapport rassemble des informations sur les violations des droits humains et les atteintes liées à l’exploitation artisanale aussi bien qu'industrielle des mines, y compris sur les expulsions forcées de populations vivant à l’abord des sites...

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1 June 2013

[PDF] Profits and loss - Mining and human rights in Katanga, Democratic Republic of the Congo

Author: Amnesty International

This report documents human rights violations and abuses arising from the operation of both artisanal and industrial scale mining, including forced evictions of communities from around mine sites and violations of the rights of artisanal miners...The...

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