[PDF] Glencore's response
"[PDF] Glencore Response to PAX"- 24 March 2014
We refer to your report on paramilitary violence in the mining region of Cesar, Colombia. You have sent us an extract from this report under cover of your email dated 11th March 2014 which sets out the chapters which you believe are of interest to Prodeco/Glencore…We consider many of the serious allegations contained in your report with regard to Prodeco/Glencore to be untrue and unsubstantiated. It also appears that parts of the report have already been leaked to the media and material which has been extracted from your report appears to have been included in an article published by de Volksrant (volksrant.nl) on 4th March 2014. We believe that we have cooperated openly and constructively with your leading inquiries and investigations for the report. This included arranging for meetings for Pax Christi with Ivan Glasenberg and other members of senior management on 3 April 2013 in Baar, Switzerland, as well as with Manuel Gutierrez and Luis Ochoa in Bogota in May 2013, at which all accusations made by Gelvez were strongly denied. We are therefore very disappointed that the report seeks to severely taint the image of Prodeco/Glencore despite all attempts to refute the various allegations. ..