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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11 May 2012
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Author: La Tercera [Chile]

La…Corte Suprema acogió el recurso de protección presentado por organizaciones ecologistas y ciudadanas en contra del Sistema de Evaluación de Impacto Ambiental…de Aysén por la aprobación unánime de la construcción de la central hidroeléctrica Cuervo,...

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16 April 2012
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Author: Chantal Peyer, Pain pour le prochain et François Mercier, Action de Carême

Pain pour le prochain et Action de Carême publient une nouvelle étude sur les activités de Glencore en République Démocratique du Congo: la société suisse spécialisée dans le négoce de matières premières achète à des intermédiaires du cuivre ayant été...

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13 April 2012
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Author: Myrtille Delamarche, Marchés Tropicaux et Méditerranéens, sur SlateAfrique

Les autorités de la RDC voient se réduire leur marge de manœuvre, entre...leur candidature à l’ITIE et...un lourd passif d’attributions obscures de contrats miniers et d’exportations de minerais issus des zones de conflits...Pour attirer des...

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1 April 2012

[PDF] Glencore in the Democratic Republic of Congo: profit before human rights and the environment

Author: Chantal Peyer and François Mercier, Bread for all and the Swiss Catholic Lenten Fund

Bread for all and the Swiss Catholic Lenten Fund, in collaboration with Congolese non-governmental organisations (NGOs)...carried out research in order to learn more about the impact of the Swiss company's activities [Glencore] in Katanga...This...

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28 March 2012
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Author: Ralph Zapata Ruiz, El Observatorio de Conflictos Mineros de América Latina (OCMAL)

…[L]a Dirección Regional de Salud de Cusco informó que tras evaluar a 506 comuneros de la provincia de Espinar, se encontró que 26 de ellos tenían arsénico, cadmio, mercurio y plomo en su sangre y orina por beber agua de los ríos Salado y Cañipía…El...

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27 March 2012

Xstrata wins approval for Australia's biggest coal mine

Author: Reuters

An Australian court ruled in favor of global miner Xstrata on Tuesday in a case which sought to halt the company's plans to build the country's largest coal mine on the grounds that it would contribute to climate change...The Land Court of Queensland...

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26 March 2012

Adidas, Nestlé Among Companies With Top Marks for Reporting on Child Labour, Climate or Water Risks

Author: Norges Bank Investment Management

9 companies...received top marks for reporting on social or environmental risks in 2011. More than a third of the companies in the annual evaluation by Norges Bank Investment Management (NBIM)...scored zero. “Failure to manage social and environmental...

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26 March 2012

PVH, H&M, Adidas, Gildan Activewear, Next & Gap receive "top marks" in child labour risk report

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20 March 2012

Australia mining tax clears final hurdle

Author: Al Jazeera

Australia's parliament has passed laws for a new 30 per cent tax on iron ore and coal mine profits after a bruising two-year battle with mining companies...The tax will affect about 30 companies, including global miners BHP Billiton, Rio Tinto and...

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1 March 2012

Intl. Council on Mining and Metals publishes guide on integrating human rights due diligence into corporate risk management processes

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