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1 Nov 2007

War on Want report "Fanning the Flames": company responses

In November 2007, War on Want released a report, "Fanning the Flames: The role of British mining companies in conflict and the violation of human rights". The Business & Human Rights Resource Centre invited the companies referred to in the report to respond to the concerns raised: the results to date are indicated below.

Company responses / non-responses:

Anglo American indicated that we should link to the response they gave to a previous War on Want report in August 2007 [PDF]

AngloGold Ashanti said they have nothing to add to the responses by Anglo American (see above) and ICMM (see below).

BHP Billiton said they have nothing to add to the ICMM response and advised readers interested in understanding their policies, standards and practices to review their Sustainability Report.

Global Coal Management response [PDF]

Monterrico Metals response [DOC]

Oxus Gold response [DOC]

Rio Tinto response [DOC]

Sibuyan Nickel Property Development Corp (SNPDC) statement regarding the incident referred to in the report

Vedanta Resources response [DOC]

Xstrata has indicated that it will respond, but has not yet done so

Additional materials:

International Council on Mining & Metals (ICMM) sent a letter to War on Want in response to the report [PDF]

Company Responses

GCM Resources (Global Coal Management) View Response
Monterrico Metals (part of Zijin) View Response
Oxus Gold View Response
Rio Tinto View Response
Vedanta Resources Limited View Response
Xstrata (now part of Glencore)

No Response