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7 September 2011

Glencore reveals record of fatalities and environmental fines

Author: Leo Hickman, Fiona Harvey, Guardian [UK]

Mining and commodities giant Glencore has suffered dozens of fatalities and been subject to six-figure fines for environmental breaches, the company revealed...Glencore and its majority-owned operations suffered 56 fatalities in the 2008-10 period...

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24 February 2011

Fifth of FTSE 100 firms have no women on board

Author: Simon Goodley, Guardian (UK)

A government inquiry headed by former trade minister Lord Davies is calling on the country's 350 largest public companies to ensure that 25% of their directors are female by 2015. However, the latest figures show that 18 FTSE 100 firms have no women on...

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18 February 2011

UK: Govt. committee recommends headhunters adopt code of conduct to raise number of women on boards, ask chairmen not to use agencies who do not publish figures on gender distribution

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31 August 2010

Mine the Gap: Connecting Water Risks and Disclosure in the Mining Sector [PDF]

Author: Marta Miranda and Amanda Sauer, World Resource Institute [USA]

Water issues are becoming a considerable factor affecting growth and profitability of companies in many regions of the world. This paper outlines potential water-related risks facing the mining industry and highlights important gaps in water-related...

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21 June 2010

Explosion at Kazakh Mine Owned by Kazakhmys Kills 3, Injures 1

Author: Lyubov Pronina, Bloomberg

An explosion at a Kazakh copper mine belonging to Kazakhmys, the biggest copper producer in the country, killed three and injured one today. The blast occurred at about 10 a.m. local time, London- based Kazakhmys said in an e-mailed statement. “There...

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18 January 2010

Miners’ efforts fail to cut death toll [UK]

Author: Matthew Kennard, Financial Times

The leading UK-listed mining companies have failed to bring down the number of fatalities at their operations over the past five years in spite of considerable efforts to do so. A Financial Times survey of five leading UK-listed mining groups – Rio...

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16 November 2008

Industry with image problems is now beginning to clean up its act

Author: Tim Webb, Observer [UK]

Until recently, the vast majority of ethical investors have shunned mining companies because of the damaging environmental, social and health and safety impact they have inflicted...Miners operating in developing countries in particular can come under...

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8 October 2008

Kazakhstan warns miners, oil firms on environment

Author: Olzhas Auyezov, Reuters

Kazakhstan's Environmental Protection Ministry accused large oil and mining companies…of failing to comply with their environmental commitments and threatened to halt their operations. The ministry's list of alleged offenders includes an Eni-led...

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1 March 2008

[PDF] Taking The Temperature

Author: Rory Sullivan, Insight Investment [UK]

In 2007, we initiated a project to assess how companies are managing their greenhouse gas emissions...In total, we assessed 125 companies, covering the FTSE100...and large cap European stocks…47 of the 125 companies have stabilised or reduced their...

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6 November 2006

FTSE 100 giving drops to 0.8%

Author: Murray Armstrong, Guardian [UK]

The top 100 companies listed on the London stock exchange earmarked 0.79% of pre-tax profits for financing their social and environmental responsibilities, down almost a full point from last year's 0.87%. [Top 10: Sainsbury's, ITV, Northern Rock, WPP,...

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