hide message

Welcome to the Resource Centre

We make it our mission to work with advocates in civil society, business and government to address inequalities of power, seek remedy for abuse, and ensure protection of people and planet.

Both companies and impacted communities thank us for the resources and support we provide.

This is only possible because of your support. Please make a donation today.

Thank you,
Phil Bloomer, Executive Director

Donate now hide message

Placer Dome (part of Barrick Gold)

Member of UN Global Compact

Headquarters in Canada

Placer Dome website

Barrick Gold acquired Placer Dome in March 2006.


🔎 Run a search for “Placer Dome (part of Barrick Gold)”

🔎 Run a search for “Placer Dome (part of Barrick Gold)” in Contracts

Get RSS feed of these results

All stories

3 October 2013

All that glitters (Costa Rica)

Author: Tyler Hamilton, Corporate Knights (Canada)

[T]hen-president [of Costa Rica] Oscar Arias declared by executive decree that an open-pit gold development proposed by a Canadian mining company [Infinito Gold]…was “in the national interest.” Arias also lifted a moratorium…to protect...the country’s...

Read more

17 September 2013

Firm offers Marinduque $20M for PH’s worst mining disaster [Philippines]

Author: Maricar Cinco, Inquirer (Philippines)

After nearly a decade of battling it out in a United States state court, the province of Marinduque has come close to signing a deal worth $20 million with the mining company that bought the firm being held responsible for unleashing toxic wastes into...

Read more

1 September 2013

Marinduque folk lose case vs mine firm [Philippines]

Author: Maricar Cinco, Philippine Daily Inquirer

A...court in Marinduque threw out a case filed against Placer Dome...[which] fishermen sued for the damages caused by 16 years of dumping tons of mine tailings into the Calanacan Bay. The dismissal order…came as negotiations for a settlement continued...

Read more

15 November 2012

[PDF] Mining conflicts around the world. Common grounds from an Environmental Justice perspective

Author: EJOLT

This report aims at exploring contemporary mining conflicts in the context of the sustainable development and environmental justice...[T]he project and type of conflict are characterized in a nutshell, with some basic factual background that describe...

Read more

29 September 2011

Barrick’s Tanzanian project tests ethical mining policies

Author: Geoffrey York, Globe and Mail [Canada]

This is the daily ritual of conflict at the North Mara gold mine in Tanzania: Intrude and retreat, pursue and withdraw—punctuated by flare-ups that sometimes leave people dead. For an eyewitness, it’s difficult to reconcile this cycle of violence with...

Read more

1 February 2010

[PDF] Mapping in-country partnerships

Author: Dave Prescott, for Intl. Council on Mining & Metals

[cases on 6 themes: Mining and poverty reduction; Mining and economic development: Revenue management, Regional development planning, Local content; Mining and social investment; Mining and dispute resolution....

Read more

1 February 2010
+ Español - Hide
8 October 2008

Bloomberg special report: "China in Africa: Young Workers, Deadly Mines"

See full story

8 October 2008

Mining companies expand their operations abroad - and so do their problems

Author: Ophelia Lui, CSR Asia

Whilst mining companies are pouring in a huge sum of investment which gives them the permit to extract raw materials in mineral-rich regions abroad, there is a growing outcry for improvement in work conditions and wages in the local community....

Read more

23 July 2007

Pension fund stake spurs controversy [Norway]

Author: Nina Berglund, Aftenposten [Norway]

Norway's much-vaunted pension fund, which has a stated policy of ethical investments, owns stock in a Canadian mining company accused of polluting an island in the Philippines and causing severe health problems among its residents...The ethical...

Read more