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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29 May 2007

Extractive sector – Mining is everyone’s business

Author: Roger Moody, Ethical Corporation

A new film [“Mine Your Own Business”] accuses well-heeled northern environmentalists of opposing mining while ignoring its social benefits...the film was substantially funded by the Canadian mining company, Gabriel Resources. [The film's] thesis is...

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25 June 2007

[PDF] full report: "The Policy Gap: A review of the corporate social responsibility programmes of the platinum mining industry in the North West Province" [So. Africa]

Author: Bench Marks Foundation for Southern Africa for Corporate Social Responsibility

The research that follows would suggest that corporate social responsibility should extent beyond labour rights and environmental concerns, to include communities directly and indirectly affected by massive corporate operations such as mining... To a...

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25 June 2007

[PDF] Mining operations pose serious health risks [So. Africa]

Author: Bench Marks Foundation for Southern Africa for Corporate Social Responsibility

In a recent study done by the Bench Marks Foundation for Southern Africa for Corporate Social Responsibility, health and safety threats have been revealed that are closely related to the emergence of informal settlements around the mines and the...

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3 July 2007

Miner accused of evicting townsfolk [Colombia]

Author: Jeremy Roberts & Andrew Trounson, The Australian [newspaper]

BHP Billiton faces an investigation into its possible role in the forced eviction of the population of a Colombian town that was then bulldozed to make way for a coalmine. The investigation [is] by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation &...

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3 July 2007

Search for N.B. smelter link to cancer rates ditched

Author: CBC News

The New Brunswick government has quietly abandoned plans for an independent study that would look for a connection between high cancer rates in the Belledune area and pollution from the nearby Xtrata Zinc Canada Brunswick lead smelter. The province...

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17 July 2007

[PDF] Xstrata response to Bench Marks Foundation report on Platinum mining in the Rustenburg Area, North-West Province, South Africa

Author: Xstrata

In line with our policy of open engagement and commitment to sustainability, Xstrata agreed to be interviewed by the Bench Mark Foundation’s researchers, despite not being involved in the platinum mining industry in the region under review...Because of...

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Company response
18 July 2007

Response by Xstrata (part of Glencore Xstrata): Bench Marks Foundation report says platinum mines in North West Province owned by companies including Xstrata putting workers' & communities' health at risk.

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1 August 2007

UNCTAD 2007 World Investment Report focuses on extractive firms' impacts on development

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1 August 2007

[PDF] full report: "World Investment Report - Transnational Corporations, Extractive Industries and Development"

Author: UN Conference on Trade & Development (UNCTAD)

The World Investment Report 2007 focuses on the role of transnational corporations in extractive industries... Transnational corporations can bring in the finance and management skills [poor] economies need... But as we know, the extraction of natural...

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2 August 2007

[PDF] Anglo American - The Alternative Report

Author: War on Want

…Anglo American prides itself on its ‘good citizenship business principles’, and has signed up to a number of CSR initiatives in order to promote itself as a responsible player in the global economy. Yet Anglo American’s activities around the world...

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