“Shadow Report on the sustainability of Glencore’s operations in Colombia”
… This shadow report is intended as a contribution towards civil society’s duty to provide oversight and demand responsibility from large companies and transnational corporations in regards to the multiple impacts that they generate in the world through their corporate, environmental, labor, social, economic, as well as human rights performance. In the case of Glencore PLC in Colombia, Latin American and European organizations have been carrying out this monitoring. Since 2010 Glencore has issued sustainability reports on its operations in accordance with the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) standards and criteria…Also, since 2010 the non-governmental organizations Swiss-Colombian Working Group (ASK) and Pensamiento y Acción Social (PAS) began to monitor Glencore’s operations in Colombia through the compilation, documentation and analysis of information from thousands of documents…At the same time, we have accompanied the communities and organizations which live in the area influenced by the company’s mining projects. Specifically the community of El Hatillo, in the department of Cesar, which is in the midst of an involuntary resettlement process due to its proximity to the Calenturitas mine; and the Embera Katío indigenous reservations in the municipality of Frontino, in the department of Antioquia, where Glencore is exploring and developing activities to extract gold and other minerals.