Placer Dome (part of Barrick Gold)

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Barrick Gold acquired Placer Dome in March 2006.

 

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1 August 2004

Placer Dome response: August 2004

Author: Placer Dome

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Article
1 May 2004

Putting Partnerships to Work - Strategic Alliances for Development between Government, the Private Sector and Civil Society

Author: edited by Michael Warner, Research Fellow, Overseas Development Institute and Rory Sullivan, Director, Investor Responsibility, Insight Investment

[refers to Shell, Integrated Coal Mining, Placer Dome, Corporación Venezolana de Guyana, Transredes, BP, Kahama Mining (part of Barrick Gold), Konkola Copper Mines, Zambia Copper Investments & ZCCM Investments), Kelian Equatorial Mining (part of...

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Article
31 January 2004

Enabling Corporate Investment in Peace: An Assessment of Voluntary Initiatives Addressing Business and Violent Conflict, and a Framework for Policy Decision-making

Author: Jason Switzer, International Institute for Sustainable Development, and Halina Ward, International Institute for Environment and Development

This report has two aims. First, to review the provisions of voluntary codes, guidelines and initiatives that address the relationship between business activities and violent civil conflict. Second, to make suggestions on a framework for public policy...

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Article
31 January 2004

full report: "Dirty Metals: Mining Communities and the Environment"

Author: Earthworks and Oxfam America

...details the massive pollution, huge open pits, devastating community health effects, worker dangers and, in many cases, human rights abuses that have become hallmarks of gold and metals mining in countries such as Peru, Indonesia, Ghana and in parts...

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Story
1 January 2004

Small African mining firms lag in fight against AIDS - IFC handbook launched to assist them

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Article
1 January 2004

[PDF] Placer Dome response: "Background"

Author: Placer Dome

Placer Dome stepped forward in a time of crisis to prevent an accident from worsening and remained to fulfill its voluntary commitments, even after divesting of its minority shareholding. As a responsible corporate citizen, Placer Dome caused its...

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Article
26 November 2003

Rights commission issues injunction against Afrika Mashariki Gold Mine, four others [Tanzania]

Author: Guardian [Tanzania]

The Commission for Human Rights and Good Governance has ordered an interim injunction restraining the Afrika Mashariki Gold Mine (AMGM) and four others from issuing compensation or inducing [displaced] villagers to accept the same, pending final...

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Article
16 September 2003

Australian mining companies undermine Australian peace aims

Author: Oxfam Community Aid Abroad

A new report from Oxfam Community Aid Abroad...details community complaints of human rights abuses and environmental degradation as a result of Australian mining companies operations in Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, [Peru] and the Philippines...Between...

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Article
20 August 2003

Mining firms agree to observe world heritage sites

Author: Nick Trevethan, Reuters

Fifteen of the world's largest metal miners and producers have signed an agreement not to operate in world heritage sites like the Taj Mahal and Great Barrier Reef, the International Council on Mining and Metals (ICMM) said on Wednesday...ICMM...

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Article
28 July 2003

Miners Not Welcome in Indonesian Protected Forests

Author: Environment News Service

The government of South Kalimantan on the Indonesian part of the island of Borneo, and Dayak Indignenous Commmunity leaders have denounced the mining company Placer Dome for its plans to begin mining operations in one of the last protected tropical...

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