Xstrata (part of Glencore)

Member of UN Global Compact

Headquarters in Switzerland

Xstrata merged with Glencore in May 2013.  The merged company was called Glencore Xstrata until it changed its name back to Glencore in May 2014.

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Author: COOPERACCIÓN, AIDA, APRODEH, BePe, Colectivo SumajKawsay, CALAS, BARCA-DH, Centro de Estudios para la Justicia Social ‘Tierra Digna’, CIAM, CUC, Comitê Nacional em Defesa dos Territórios frente a Mineração, ERIC-SJ, DPLF, IWGIA, Justiça Global, Observatorio Ciudadano, PAS y Pax Christi

“Organizaciones alertan a la Comisión Interamericana de Derechos Humanos sobre la sistemática vulneración del derecho al agua por proyectos extractivos e hidroeléctricos en la región”, 23 de Octubre de 2015...

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26 November 2001

Union Fears Inquiry Into Mass Poisoning Will Be a Mockery [South Africa]

Author: Sizwe Samayende, African Eye News Service [South Africa]

The US$25 million mine owned by Swiss company Xstrata is accused of overexposing miners to vanadium pentoxide and other dangerous chemicals that have caused asthma, cancer and chemical bronchitis.

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8 January 2004

Asbestosis victims continue their fights while multinationals duck and dive [So. Africa]

Author: Ronnie Morris, Business Report [So. Africa]

Moral responsibility by multinational firms towards former mineworkers who are ill or dying because of exposure to asbestos dust and fibres appears to be an elusive dream. One need look no further than the shameful actions of British firm Cape when 7...

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20 March 2004

Wheaton River Profits from Destruction at Bajo La Alumbrera, Argentina

Author: MiningWatch Canada

An earthquake on September 17, 2004 measuring 6.5 on the Richter scale caused a pipeline to break at the Alumbrera mine in Argentina, sending copper and gold concentrate into the Villa Vil river...While the flood of concentrate – which according to...

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1 June 2004

[PDF] Henderson Global Investors SRI Annual Report 2004

Author: Henderson Global Investors

[PDF] [refers to Safeways, Sainsbury's, Marks & Spencer, AstraZeneca, Aventis, GlaxoSmithKline, Novartis, Novo Nordisk, Sanofi Sythélabo, Alliance & Leicester, Barclays, Dexia, HSBC, Lloyds TSB, Royal Bank of Scotland, SanPaolo IMI, Standard...

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31 January 2005

Miners threaten action over workplace safety case [Australia]

Author: ABC

The miners' union is threatening widespread industrial action over an attempt by two companies to overturn occupational health and safety laws. Global company Xstrata has lodged an appeal against more than 50 criminal convictions over the deaths of...

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1 February 2005
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Author: Escola de Cultura de Pau (UAB), Instituto Persona, Empresa y Sociedad, ESADE

Este Boletín electrónico mensual ofrece una selección de las noticias e iniciativas más importantes sobre Empresa y Derechos Humanos a escala internacional y, en especial, de aquello que acontece en España y América Latina...[se refiere a BHP Billiton,...

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9 February 2005

Widows Pawns in Power Play [Australia]

Author: LaborNet [Australia]

Mining companies have been condemned for using the victims of Gretley as pawns in a play to overturn new workplace death laws...[Xstrata], with the backing of the mining industry, is seeking to have the NSW [New South Wales] Industrial Relations...

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1 May 2005

Steps companies can take to manage impact of HIV/AIDS in Brazil, Russia, India, China

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1 May 2005

[PDF] full report: "HIV/AIDS Beyond Africa: Managing the Financial Impacts"

Author: F&C Asset Management & UBS

[refers to Anglo American, AngloGold Ashanti, AstraZeneca, AVI Group, BMW, BP, Chevron, Colgate-Palmolive, DaimlerChrysler, Dell, GlaxoSmithKline, Heineken, IBM, JD Group, Lafarge, Lonmin, Merck, Nedcor (now Nedbank), Procter & Gamble, Standard...

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