Norwegian Contact Point says Intex Resources does “not act in accordance with OECD Guidelines” - should expand consultation with indigenous peoples & be more transparent about environmental impacts

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1 December 2011

Intex Resources ASA imøtegår OECD-kritikk

Author: Intex Resources

Intex støtter de prinsipper NCP legger til grunn for hvordan utviklingen av et industriprosjekt bør gjennomføres i forhold til urbefolkningsgrupper. Selskapet har til enhver tid forholdt seg til disse prinsippene, filippinske og norske lover og regelverk, samt internasjonalt anerkjente retningslinjer for Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR).

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30 November 2011

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30 November 2011

Norsk gruveselskap brøt menneskrettighetene på Filippinene [Norwegian mining company abused human rights in the Philippines]

Author: NRK (Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation)

[Title translation and summary translation of the original Norwegian language article provided by Business & Human Rights Resource Centre]
Mining company: - We followed the rules…Andreas Qvale of the mining company Intex Resources does not understand the criticism. He tells [the Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation] that they have used international experts under the auspices of the World Bank in the planning of the project. He also refers to two other reports that reportedly conclude that the company has not done anything wrong. “This is a project that has not yet started. There is nothing there yet. But so far we have done everything we can to comply with both national and international rules on the topic”, says Qvale.

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30 November 2011

Report: Mining company does not act in accordance with the OECD Guidelines

Author: Norwegian National Contact Point for the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Entreprises

The Norwegian-owned Mindoro Nickel Project in the Philippines should consult a broader group of indigenous peoples and be more transparent about adverse environmental impacts, concludes the OECD National Contact Point (NCP) Norway...Intex has conducted extensive environmental and social assessments, they have consulted with some indigenous groups and they plan to use technically advanced solutions to reduce potential adverse environmental impact. But the company still has a ways to go to operate fully in compliance with the OECD Guidelines, says Head of the Norwegian NCP, dean and professor Hans Petter Graver. Key recommendations concern improved stakeholder consultations and environmental assessments and information

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30 November 2011

[PDF] Final statement: Complaint from the Future in our Hands (FIOH) against Intex Resources ASA and the Mindoro Nickel project

Author: Norwegian National Contact Point for the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Entreprises

The NCP emphasises that the extraction of minerals and metals requires a careful assessment and disclosure of the potential for direct and indirect environmental impacts. Sharing information about environmental, health and safety consequences with the local community and indigenous peoples is a key requirement of international standards including the OECD Guidelines, the IFC Performance Standards, and the Global Reporting Initiative. The NCP finds that while Intex has conducted an impact assessment that identifies and addresses some of the environmental and social issues and mitigations associated with the MNP, the analysis is lacking on several points

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