SOMO report examines records of 8 extractive companies on human rights & tax avoidance.

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Company non-response
14 August 2013

China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC) did not respond to: SOMO report examines records of 8 extractive companies on human rights & tax avoidance.

Company response
14 August 2013

Response by Barrick Gold: SOMO report examines records of 8 extractive companies on human rights & tax avoidance.

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Company response
14 August 2013

Response by Pluspetrol: SOMO report examines records of 8 extractive companies on human rights & tax avoidance.

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Company response
14 August 2013

Response by Trafigura Beheer: SOMO report examines records of 8 extractive companies on human rights & tax avoidance

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Company non-response
14 August 2013

Tamoil did not respond to: SOMO report examines records of 8 extractive companies on human rights & tax avoidance.

Article
6 August 2013

Glencore response to SOMO report

Author: Glencore Xstrata

"[DOC] Glencore response" - 06 August 2013

We have reviewed the allegations made by the report of tax evasion and pollution of air and drinking water by our subsidiary Mopani Copper Mines plc in Zambia. The report makes a number of inaccurate and outdated statements and there are a number of points on which we would like to provide further clarity and details:...Our Code of Conduct states ‘We are committed to full compliance with all our statutory obligations, full disclosure to tax authorities and reporting transparently to the governments of the countries in which we operate’. We report publicly on our activities around the world in our annual financial and SD reports...Glencore Xstrata is an active supporter of the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI), and the report on our implementation of the EITI in the countries where we operate can be found on the EITI website www.eiti.org.  

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Article
1 July 2013

SOMO report examines records of 8 extractive companies on human rights & tax avoidance – company responses & non-responses provided

Author: Centre for Research on Multinational Corporations (SOMO)

In July 2013, Centre for Research on Multinational Corporations (SOMO) published a report ("Private Gain - Public Loss: Mailbox companies, tax avoidance and human rights") that analyses the tax avoidance & human rights record of 8 big extractive companies incorporated in the Netherlands...The report argues that Dutch tax and investment policy does not adequately take into account the potential human rights impacts of the companies it attracts. According to the research, the companies or their subsidiaries “are responsible for or associated with serious human rights violations, ranging from environmental pollution damaging the health of local communities to militia violence, killings and displacements.” Moreover, the report examines how companies use their structure and fiscal planning to avoid taxes...Business & Human Rights Resource Centre invited Barrick Gold, China National Petroleum Corporation, Freeport-McMoran Copper & Gold, Glencore Xstrata, Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited (ONGC), Oilinvest, Pluspetrol and Trafigura to respond. Barrick Gold, Freeport-McMoran Copper & Gold, Glencore Xstrata, Pluspetrol and Trafigura responses provided. Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited (ONGC) has not yet responded - we will indicate here whether it responds. China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC) and Oilinvest did not respond. In addition, we also invited Mozal to respond to allegation mentioned in the report. We will indicate here whether it responds.

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