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Report
11 December 2017

All that glitters is not gold: Shining a light on supply chain disclosure in the jewellery sector.

Author: Ardea International

This report focuses on the jewellery sector. We have included eight of the major jewellers in the UK, namely the Signet Group (and the companies under its control, as listed in the table in this report), Tiffany & Co., Goldsmiths, Links, F. Hinds,...

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Article
10 October 2017
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Author: Peter von Hartlieb-Wallthor (EnergieAgentur NRW), Dr. Herwig Marbler (DERA)

"Rohstoffe Subsahara: 31 Länder, Stand 2016/2017", Juni 2017 Deutschland ist wie kaum ein anderes Land in die Weltwirtschaft eingebunden, also in hohem Maße auf den Export an Waren, aber auch auf den Import von Energierohstoffen und von mineralisch...

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Story
8 May 2017

South African banks fund mining projects in southern Africa that raise issues over social, environmental, human rights impacts, says new report

Southern Africa Resource Watch, in announcing its report, South African Banks Footprint in SADC Mining Projects, said:...

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Report
7 May 2017

So. Africa: Mineral Governance Barometer for Southern Africa launched; pilot study reviews mining regulations in 10 countries

Author: Open Society Initiative for Southern Africa & Southern Africa Resource Watch (South Africa)

This pilot study provides a barometer of mineral governance in ten Southern African countries: Botswana, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. The barometer takes...

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Company response
2 May 2017

Nedbank response

Author: Nedbank

Nedbank evaluates mining projects against the International Finance Corporation’s (IFC) (a division of the World Bank) Performance Standards, and Equator Principles.  We take an integrated and risk-based approach to managing environmental and social...

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Article
9 December 2016

Botswana: Communities say they may take BCL to court over alleged environmental pollution and destruction of livelihoods

Author: Rearabilwe Ramaphane, Weekend Post (Botswana)

"Residents may sue Gov’t for BCL smoke", 5 Dec...

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  • Related companies: BCL
Article
24 November 2016

Botswana: BCL miners and workers union say they are "shocked" by lack of money to pay terminal benefits

Author: The Patriot (Botswana)

"Botswana: BCL - Workers' "Final Assault", 6 Nov 2016...

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Story
19 September 2016

Botswana: NGOs say De Beers, govt. and ruling party in "opaque" dealings that fuel tax evasion by the conglomerate - includes company responce

The Open Society Initiative for Southern Africa (OSISA), Southern Africa Resource Watch (SARW), and the African Network of Centers for Investigative Reporting (ANCIR) produced a research report; "Botswana's Diamond Deception). The report says critical...

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Company response
18 September 2016

De Beers Response

Author: De Beers group

De Beers Group publishes detailed financial information about Debswana both at the full year and half year via Anglo American plc, De Beers’ parent company. This includes production volume (split by mine), price per carat, unit cost...available on...

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Article
29 June 2016
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Author: Laure Broulard, RFI

"Marché du diamant: quelles retombées économiques pour les pays africains?", 29 juin 2016...

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