London Mining Network publishes "alternative report" to BHP Billiton's annual report - concerns over impacts on environment, indigenous peoples, human rights

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NGO rejoinder
24 November 2009

Response to BHP Billiton, over the alternative report, October 2009

Author: Richard Solly, London Mining Network

BHP Billiton's response to the 'BHP Billiton: Undermining the Future - Alternative Annual Report 2009'...is wholly inadequate. BHP Billiton has a record of failing to respond to detailed criticisms of its operations. It simply refers people to its Sustainability Report, which does not deal with the matters being criticised...Simple contradiction of detailed criticisms, without offering any evidence to underpin such a contradiction, cannot be accepted as a valid refutation of the many serious accusations being made against the company.

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Article
1 October 2009

[PDF] BHP Billiton: Undermining the future - Alternative Annual Report 2009

Author: London Mining Network

This report examines a number of BHP Billiton’s operations around the world. The collection of case studies highlights the disparity between BHP Billiton’s ‘Sustainable Development Policy’ and the reality of its operations. A number of recurring issues are prominent in the following case studies including human rights abuses, labour rights, relocation of communities, mistreatment of Indigenous Peoples, destruction of sacred sites, devastating impacts on food and water, climate change, use of paramilitaries, health concerns, irresponsible tailings disposal procedures and questionable corporate social responsibility practices. [also refers to Sibuyan Nickel Properties Development Corporation (SNPDC), All Acacia Resources, SunPacific Resources Philippines, Asiaticus Management Corp. (AMCOR), QNI Philippines (part of BHP Billiton), Cerrejon Coal (joint venture Anglo American, BHP Billiton, Xstrata), Samancor Manganese (part of BHP Billiton)]

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