Philippines: NGO report says mining causes "large-scale ruin, particularly undermining food production"

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1 March 2009

"Mining in the Philippines – Mining or Food?" report & company responses/non-responses

Author: compiled by Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

In February 2009, Robert Goodland and Clive Wicks of the Working Group on Mining in the Philippines - Ecumenical Council for Corporate Responsibility, issued a report, “Mining in the Philippines – Mining or Food?” The Business & Human Rights Resource Centre invited the principal mining companies named in the report to respond to the report and related news stories...
- Asiaticus Management Corp. (AMCOR)... We attempted to contact AMCOR to invite it to respond, but were unable to find any contact information for the company
[company responses from BHP Billiton, Freeport-McMoRan, Intex Resources, Pelican Resources, Philex Gold, Sagittarius Mines Inc. (SMI)/Xstrata (for themselves & on behalf of Xstrata/SMI's project partner Indophil), TVI Pacific]

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Article
1 February 2009

Philippines: Mining or Food?

Author: Ecumenical Council for Corporate Responsibility

This latest report from the Working Group on Mining in the Philippines is the result of a field study of six mining sites by former World Bank senior environmental adviser Dr Robert Goodland and Clive Wicks of IUCN. The report shows that mining is causing large-scale ruin of island environments and livelihoods, particularly undermining food production and sustainability... Companies whose plans are challenged in the report include BHP Billiton, Intex Resources, Philex Gold, TVI and Xstrata.

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