Mineral Commodities (MRC) response
[Business & Human Rights Resource Centre invited MRC to respond to a reference to an OECD complaint alleging abuses related to indigenous peoples' lands in South Africa.] [A]n OECD complaint was raised against MRC in early 2013...[T]he company engaged co-operatively and fully with the relevant authorities and, after a proper and comprehensive review, the matter was not progressed. While we do not agree entirely with the rationale treasons you have given for this, the point is moot and we shall not offer any further comment on this aspect...Suffice it to say therefore that the company has consistently demonstrated transparent and substantive compliance with local and international laws and norms in furtherance of its proposed mining projects and that the claims lodged against the company lack sufficient foundation for any regulator or court in any jurisdiction in which the company operates to pursue further. In the light of this, a point must be reached when the credibility and / or motive of the complainant and not the complaint should receive greater scrutiny.