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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19 April 2013
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Author: Thibault Lescuyer, Novethic [France] (copyright: www.novethic.fr)

Au coeur de l'écosystème des matières premières : l'activité de négoce. Et au coeur de l'Europe, la Suisse est le numéro un mondial de ce secteur. Ce pays va-t-il à son tour voter des exigences de transparence ? [lire la suite: http://www.novethic.fr...

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Company response
15 April 2013

Sagittarius Mines, Inc. response

Author: Ian Callow, Sagittarius Mines

It is important to note that our proposed Tampakan project…is currently in the approvals phase and, as such, is not an operating mine. SMI is developing the project in line with the industry-leading sustainable development practices of our managing...

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Article
12 April 2013

Global activists target mining giants over ‘abuse’

Author: London Mining Network

Campaigners from four countries will visit London next week for events climaxed by protests over alleged human rights and environmental abuses at the annual meetings of mining companies Rio Tinto and Anglo American...After a public event on Monday...

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2 April 2013

[PDF] KOFF - swisspeace newsletter - 2 April 2013/No. 116 - Business & Human Rights

Author: Center for Peacebuilding KOFF - swisspeace

In this newsletter issue, various organisations with different perspectives report on the connections between business and human rights in general and in some economic sectors in particular...[Includes information on:] KOFF roundtable series on “Land...

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Article
22 March 2013

[PDF] Update on the role of OECD National Contact Points with regard to the extractive sectors

Author: Institute for Human Rights and Business & UK Govt. Dept. of Business, Innovation & Skills

A report on the second meeting of stakeholders, since the establishment of the updated OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises (the Guidelines) in 2011. The participants [brought together by the Institute for Human Rights and Business and the UK...

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9 March 2013

Philippines: Women's groups protest in front of Sagittarius Mines office, allege mining undermines women's rights

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Article
23 January 2013

[PDF] Summary of discussions of the Forum on Business and Human Rights, prepared by the Chairperson, John Ruggie

Author: Prepared by the Chairperson, John Ruggie

The present document provides a summary of the discussions of the first annual Forum on Business and Human Rights, held on 4 and 5 December 2012. Due to the word limit of the document and the scale of the event (21 substantive sessions), this summary...

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Article
21 January 2013

Colombia: Trade Union Negotiators Threatened

Author: Amnesty International

Two trade union leaders have been threatened in La Guajira Department in north-east Colombia…Igor Díaz López and Aldo Raúl Amaya Daza are part of the negotiating committee of [The National coal industry trade union], SINTRACARBON. They have been...

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1 January 2013

[PDF] Embedding Human Rights in Business Practice IV

Author: UN Global Compact

Explores ten companies and how they deal with various human rights issues. Emphasizes the need for cohesive and sometimes over-arching corporate policies on human rights engagement. Fourth volume in the Embedding Human Rights in Business Practices...

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20 November 2012

[PDF] Ninth Report on the Progress of Cerrejon’s Social Commitment following the 2008 Third Party Review [Colombia]

Author: Cerrejon Coal

…Cerrejón’s [joint venture of Anglo American, BHP Billiton and Xstrata] ninth report on our progress on the implementation of the recommendations issued by the Third Panel Review, TPR, that conducted an independent revision of the company’s social...

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