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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13 October 2015
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Author: Chrystelle Barbier, Le Monde (France)

« Après des affrontements meurtriers, le dialogue reprend autour du plus grand projet minier du Pérou », 9 octobre 2015...

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9 July 2015

Increasing number of legal complaints against companies over climate change responsibility

Author: Megan Darby, Responding to Climate Change (RTCC)

"Around the world in 5 climate change lawsuits", 9 Jun 2015...

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15 April 2015

So. Africa: Human rights and business country guide exposes business sector human rights abuses

A country guide on business and human rights in South Africa has been produced by the South African Human Rights Commission together with the Danish Institute for Human Rights. the report seeks to raise awareness of the key human rights abuses...

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5 February 2014

The Certificate Programme in Community Relations Practice in the Extractives Industry [Africa]

Author: Marina Grintsvayg, Synergy (So. Africa)

The Community Relations Practice in the Extractive Industry programme has been developed in partnership by Synergy Global and the Centre for Sustainability in Mining and Industry at the University of Witwatersrand, with support from Anglo Gold Ashanti...

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3 February 2014

Africa: Oxfam's paper highlights emerging standards for Free, Prior & Informed Consent for extractive industry projects

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3 February 2014

Free, Prior, and Informed Consent in Africa

Author: Oxfam America

This research backgrounder provides an overview of global policies and standards pertaining to Free Prior Informed Consent (FPIC) relevant to the African context. The policies and standards highlighted in the report attest to a growing recognition of...

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14 January 2014

Xstrata Tintaya fined for pollution around mine [Peru]

Author: Peru Support Group (UK)

Xstrata Tintaya…[part of] Glencore Xstrata, has been fined…for polluting pastureland around its copper mine in Espinar, Cusco...Xstrata Tintaya was found responsible for elevated levels of copper in the soil in an area of pasture…The company had also...

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2 November 2013

“Police in the Pay of Mining Companies The responsibility of Switzerland and Peru for human rights violations in mining dispute”

Author: Society for Threatened Peoples (STP), Grufides, Derechos Humanos sin Fronteras and Coordinadora Nacional de Derechos Humanos

…For this report, Society for Threatened Peoples (STP) and the three Peruvian non-governmental organisations Grufides, Derechos Humanos sin Fronteras and Coordinadora Nacional de Derechos Humanos have examined in detail agreements concluded with the...

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19 October 2013

Prosecutor’s dismissal of case against accused soldiers in Capion massacre slammed [Philippines]

Author: Marya Salamat, Bulatlat (Philippines)

…Juvy Capion, wife of Blaan leader and anti-mining activist Daguil Capion, was killed in “a military operation” along with her two sons…[in] Davao del Sur…[A recent] resolution from the Office of the Provincial Prosecutor…ordered the dismissal of the...

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11 September 2013

[PDF] Global Capital, Local Concessions: A Data-Driven Examination of Land Tenure Risk and Industrial Concessions in Emerging Market Economies

Author: Rights and Resources Initiative

Using geospatial data from 12 emerging market economies (EMEs), this analysis attempts to guide investors in emerging markets by shedding light on a difficult problem: overlapping land claims that diminish the value and viability of industrial...

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