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[PDF] Companies not doing enough to protect rights of indigenous peoples, says EIRIS

Author: EIRIS, Published on: 31 October 2007

The report Indigenous rights, indigenous wrongs: risks for resource sectors examines the policies and strategies adopted by seven large companies operating in a range of countries and resource sectors for whom the issue of indigenous rights to land and sea is identified by EIRIS to be a potential business risk: Anglo-Eastern Plantations, Barrick Gold, BHP Billiton, Suncor Energy, Total, Weyerhaeuser, and Woodside Petroleum. The report finds that whilst some companies are addressing indigenous rights issues, none of the companies researched are going far enough...Stephanie Maier, Head of Research at EIRIS...[said:] “Indigenous rights are a human rights issue that both companies and their investors are waking up to”...

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Related companies: Barrick Gold BHP (formerly BHP Billiton) Suncor Total Weyerhaeuser