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14 October 2015

Intl. Union for Conservation of Nature receives award for setting sustainable aluminium industry standard

Author: International Union for Conservation of Nature

"IUCN receives award for its role in setting sustainable aluminium industry standard", 15 Sep 2015...

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30 June 2015
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Author: Michel Mazzoleni, Mediapart (France)

"Boues rouges : Guinée-Bauxite - Les lois sur le contenu local", 28 juin 2015...

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1 October 2014

Time For Ethical Investment In India: A Call To Divest From POSCO

Author: Counter Currents

The Indian subcontinent is going through an extensive invasion on the resources of land, water and forests today…many groups and individuals have pressurized the share holders of companies to withdraw their shares from such investments which lead to...

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9 October 2013

Revelations of Industrial Espionage Expose Underbelly of Canadian Support for Mining Companies [Brazil]

Author: MiningWatch Canada

News that the Communications Security Establishment Canada (CSEC) has been spying on Brazil’s Mines Ministry starts to expose the extent to which the Canadian government is willing to go in the corporate interest…Glenn Greenwald’s ongoing reporting…has...

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17 May 2013

Australian mining companies fall short on gaining consent from the world’s Indigenous peoples: new report

Author: Oxfam Australia

The vast majority of Australian mining, oil and gas companies have no clear public commitment to gain the consent of Indigenous peoples before commencing projects on their land, according to a new report...[The] report found only one Australian...

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1 January 2013

Why human rights matter: a resource guide for integrating human rights into Communities and Social Performance work at Rio Tinto

Author: Rio Tinto, in partnership with Centre for Social Responsibility in Mining (CSRM), Sustainable Minerals Institute at The University of Queensland

We know that our decisions and actions, whether inadvertent or deliberate, can result in adverse human impacts. We also recognise that respecting human rights is a continual process which we will always strive to improve. We are determined to be...

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16 July 2012
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Author: Miguel Benítez, Última Hora [Paraguay]

Rio Tinto Alcan (RTA) empezó a mostrar interés en Paraguay desde hace tres años…[por el] potencial de generación de electricidad, el bajo costo de mano de obra y el régimen de maquila (que incluye beneficios impositivos)… En este sentido, tanto el...

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8 February 2012
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Author: Catherine Coumans, 

MiningWatch [Canadá]

El financiamiento que…CIDA…otorga a proyectos de responsabilidad social corporativa, en su mayoría ubicados en la zona de influencia de las minas, tiene por objeto ayudar a las empresas mineras canadienses a competir por el acceso a lucrativos...

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16 May 2011
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Author: Guinee21.com

Comment promouvoir la responsabilité sociale des entreprises minières guinéennes en les amenant à s’engager davantage dans le développement, la lutte contre la pauvreté au bénéfice des communautés qui les accueillent tout en leur assurant une...

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15 October 2010

[PDF] Good Practice Guide: Indigenous Peoples and Mining

Author: Intl. Council on Mining and Metals

This Guide represents a key milestone on a journey that began for ICMM in 2004, when we started working to support more constructive relationships between Indigenous Peoples and mining companies...based on respect, meaningful engagement and mutual...

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