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4 Feb 2015

Amnesty Intl. & Share Action call on Greater Manchester Pension Fund to scrutinise human rights records of companies they invest in

We invited Rio Tinto to respond to allegations surrounding the environmental & social impacts of its operations but it declined.  The report includes allegations relating to the Grasberg mine (joint venture of Freeport McMoRan & Rio Tinto); you can see previous coverage of this and a response from Rio Tionto here.

The report also contains allegations relating to Barrick Gold's operations in Papua New Guinea.  You can see previous coverage of this and a response from Barrick Gold here.