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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3 September 2007

Mining firm eyes CSR strategy to win critics [Philippines]

Author: Sun.Star [Philippines]

A major mining venture in Mindanao facing stiff opposition from various groups, including a key Catholic Church bishop, is banking on its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) to win the support of critics. Bella Lechonsito, community development and...

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17 September 2007
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20 September 2007

Revolt in the Andes [Peru]

Author: The Economist

The [mining] industry is booming...But in the Andean highlands that contain the mineral deposits, some Peruvians are turning against the mining companies. The latest battle is at Rio Blanco...Monterrico Metals [recently sold to Zijin Consortium],...

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22 October 2007

Xstrata: "Business Principles" [PDF]

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19 November 2007

Accountability mechanisms - report of Harvard workshop, Nov 2007

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20 November 2007

[PDF] full report: "Fanning the Flames: The role of British mining companies in conflict and the violation of human rights"

Author: Mark Curtis, War on Want

This report forms part of War on Want’s campaign to confront those companies which exacerbate or profit from war…The following pages examine the role of the mining industry in exacerbating conflict and human rights abuse across the world…War on Want...

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1 December 2007

[PDF] AIDS and the private sector: The case of South Africa - Private action for the public good: Moving HIV programmes into the community

Author: Overseas Development Institute Briefing Paper, by Melissa Davis, Corporate Responsibility Consultant, Fiona Samuels, Research Fellow, ODI and Kent Buse, Research Fellow, ODI

This Briefing Paper provides a snapshot of MNC [multinational corporation] programmes that focus on AIDS outside the workplace. It explores the ‘business case’ for the MNC response to the epidemic and highlights some of the debates about the role of...

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4 December 2007

South Africa miners union strike takes off

Author: James Macharia, Reuters

South Africa's biggest miners' union launched a one-day national strike on Tuesday to protest against deaths in the country's mines, disrupting operations across the world's top producer of platinum and gold... Lesiba Seshoka, the National Union of...

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12 December 2007

War on Want report "Fanning the Flames": company responses

Author: Compiled by Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

In November 2007, War on Want released a report, "Fanning the Flames: The role of British mining companies in conflict and the violation of human rights". The Business & Human Rights Resource Centre invited the companies referred to in the report...

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Company non-response
12 December 2007

Xstrata (part of Glencore Xstrata) did not respond to: "Fanning the Flames": War on Want report alleges UK mining companies, including Xstrata, involved in human rights abuses overseas.

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