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19 October 2017
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Author: Juliette Müller, Gauchebdo (Suisse)

La campagne pour mettre fin à l’impunité des sociétés transnationales (STN), qui regroupe près de 200 organisations de la société civile, appelle à la mobilisation du 23 au 27 octobre à Genève…Le but: peser sur les débats du Groupe de Travail...

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30 January 2016
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Author: Susanne Rudolf, Erklärung von Bern

„Der Bundesrat hält es für richtig, verantwortungsvoll und nützlich, einen klaren Überblick über die Situation des Goldsektors in der Schweiz zu haben“ – mit diesen Worten hat Aussenminister Didier Burkhalter dem Ständerat am 1. Dezember empfohlen,...

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11 November 2015
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Vous trouverez ici un aperçu des meilleurs articles et des sujets brûlants relatifs aux entreprises et aux droits de l'homme. Avec les réponses des entreprises (Valcambi) aux allégations ainsi que des annonces pertinentes. Lire les Actualités en entie...

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2 November 2015
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14 October 2015

Valcambi "purchases gold extracted by children" in Burkina Faso, smuggled via Togo, says Berne Declaration - company responds

In September 2015, Berne Declaration reported that artisanal gold mined in Burkina Faso "under abysmal conditions, by adults and children alike" is being smuggled out of the country via neighbouring Togo, and sold on to Switzerland by several...

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Company response
12 October 2015

Valcambi’s Due Diligence process enhancement

Author: Valcambi (Switzerland)

Valcambi’s aim is to have a robust, effective and transparent Due Diligence process (KYC and KYP). Our supply chain Due Diligence process must deliver both the information and assurances our customers and regulators require, as well as offer...

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2 October 2015

Valcambi is engaging external advisors and involving NGOs to enhance its own Due Diligence process

Author: Valcambi (Switzerland)

Valcambi has established a plan to enhance the Due Diligence process, with special regard to the smaller mines. To achieve this target, Valcambi is engaging experienced and reputed advisors and involving NGOs, with the purpose of improving the client...

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16 September 2015

BD comments on Valcambi statement

Author: Berne Declaration (Switzerland)

On 10th September 2015, the Berne Declaration (BD) published a report titled “A Golden Racket – The True Source of Switzerland’s “Togolese” Gold”, implicating the Swiss refinery, Valcambi. Valcambi reacted two days later with an unsigned press release...

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12 September 2015

Valcambi has not received any gold from the mines mentioned by Berne Declaration - brief details of the process followed by Valcambi while dealing with its suppliers and buyers

Author: Valcambi (Switzerland)

What are the commitments of Valcambi regarding the transparency of the precious metal’s provenience? Valcambi attaches great importance to our obligation to responsibly and transparently source precious metals. This includes but is not limited to: ...

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11 September 2015
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Author: Christophe Le Bec, Jeune Afrique

La Suisse a importé en 2014 au moins 7 tonnes d’or venues du Togo... alors que que ce pays n'en produit pas. La Déclaration de Berne a remonté la filière jusqu'à des mines artisanales burkinabè où près de la moitié des travailleurs sont des enfants.....

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