First Peoples Worldwide Indigenous Rights Risk Report 2013 - Company responses & non-responses
In October 2013, First Peoples Worldwide released “First Peoples Worldwide’s - Indigenous Rights Risk Report for the Extractive Industry - Preliminary Findings". The study identified 21 sites that are “highest risk” in terms of shareholder risk arising from potential infringement of indigenous people’s rights. Click here for the press release.
According to First Peoples Worldwide, the report "makes the financial case for why investors, shareholders, and corporations need to respect Indigenous Peoples rights and proactively work with Indigenous communities to minimize their financial risk and maximize investment returns and shareholder value."
Business & Human Rights Resource Centre invited the following companies to respond to allegations in the report about their operations. First Peoples Worldwide then sent follow-ups to the company responses.
- Apache declined to respond
- Chevron did not respond
- Cliffs response / and Rejoinder by First Peoples Worldwide
- EOG did not respond
- ExxonMobil response/ and Rejoinder by First Peoples Worldwide
- Freeport-McMoRan response / and Rejoinder by First Peoples Worldwide
- Kinder Morgan did not respond
- Kosmos Energy response / and Rejoinder by First Peoples Worldwide
- Murphy did not respond
- Newmont response/ and Rejoinder by First Peoples Worldwide
- Southern Copper did not respond
- Southwestern Energy response / and Rejoinder by First Peoples Worldwide
- WPX did not respond