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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12 November 2012
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Author: César Rodríguez Garavito, El Espectador [Colombia]

La súbita decisión de Cerrejón [parte de Anglo American, BHP Billion y Xstrata] de suspender los estudios para desviar el río Ranchería...dejó más preguntas que respuestas. ¿Por qué justo en el momento en el que el ministro…Carrillo anunciaba...

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21 September 2012

PSG MineWatch [Peru]

Author: Peru Support Group

Social conflict remains a serious problem in Peru. In August 2012 the Human Rights Ombudsman...reported a total of 245 conflicts in the country...The bulk of the conflicts...relate to socio-environmental concerns. The majority of these...relate to the...

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17 September 2012

South Africa police bar ANC rebel in miner strike crackdown

Author: Siphiwe Sibeko, Reuters

South African police stopped ANC renegade Julius Malema from addressing striking miners on Monday as the government intensified efforts to contain labor unrest at mines...[There] was still no end in sight to a deadly strike at...Lonmin in which 45...

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4 September 2012

Peru villagers allege neglect after toxic spill

Author: Franklin Briceno, Bloomberg

More than a month after toxic slurry from a major copper mine sickened scores of people in one of Peru's highland communities, villagers complain that the mining company and the government have done little to help and have even failed to tell some...

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1 September 2012

[PDF] Conflict Management and Corporate Culture in the Extractive Industries: A Study in Peru

Author: Caroline Rees, Rachel Davis (Harvard Kennedy School & Shift) & Deaana Kemp (University of Queensland)

This report aims to build knowledge about how corporate cultures in mining companies influence how well those companies manage conflict with local communities...The project involved a combination of desk-based research and interviews involving five...

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1 September 2012

[PDF] From Controversy to Consensus? Lessons learned from government and company consultations with indigenous organizations in Peru and Bolivia

Author: Oxfam America

With the growing global demand for natural resources such as oil and minerals, governments and companies implementing large-scale development projects must extend their reach to increasingly remote and sensitive areas. Within this context, they must...

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Company response
22 August 2012

Response by Xstrata (part of Glencore Xstrata): Environmental monitoring of Xstrata Tintaya copper mine shows contaminants in water & soil samples.

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21 August 2012

[PDF] Jose Marun letter business and human rights resource centre

Author: Jose Marun, Xstrata Copper

Xstrata is deeply committed to the principles of sustainable development and our organization in Peru is no exception. Our Tintaya operation conduct comprehensive environmental monitoring and all community participatory and company monitoring...

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8 August 2012
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Author: Servindi

[Accidente en] Antamina…[parte de BHP Billiton, Xstrata, Teck y Mitsubishi Corporation, de Mitsubishi Group] [por] la rotura del minero-ducto producida el 25 de julio…ocasionó un derrame de 45 toneladas de concentrados y alrededor de trescientas...

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3 August 2012

Environmental monitoring of Xstrata Tintaya copper mine in Cusco, Peru

Author: Eike Sophie Hümpel, EJOLT

Following the demand to implement an independent environmental monitoring in Espinar,...“Vicaría de la Solidaridad”...[has analyzed] 50 water and 27 soil samples...for their element composition in accredited laboratories. In 28 out of 50 water samples...

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