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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1 January 2008

[PDF] Mapping Grievance Mechanisms in the Business & Human Rights Arena

Author: Caroline Rees & David Vermijs, Research Fellows, Corp. Social Responsibility Initiative, Kennedy School of Govt., Harvard Univ.

This paper sets out in summary form a range of existing grievance mechanisms from a variety of different contexts, whether industry or multi-industry, national, regional or international, private or public, based in law or voluntary standards. The...

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1 January 2008

[PDF] Rights-Compatible Grievance Mechanisms: A guidance tool for companies and their stakeholders

Author: Corporate Social Responsibility Initiative, Kennedy School of Govt., Harvard Univ.

...what exactly makes a grievance mechanism effective? This guidance aims to help answer that question. It provides a tool for companies and their local stakeholders jointly to devise rights-compatible, effective grievance mechanisms that maximise...

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3 January 2008

Philippines rebels warn off foreign firms after raid on Xstrata mine

Author: David Teather, Guardian [UK]

Communist rebels in the Philippines have attacked a copper mine controlled by Xstrata and threatened further violence against "foreign capitalists" exploiting the country's natural resources…The group described the latest raid as "an important...

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1 February 2008

Colombia: Assessment of social impacts of Cerrejon Coal highlights both concerns & improvements

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1 February 2008

[PDF] Cerrejon Coal and Social Responsibility: An Independent Review of Impacts and Intent

Author: Social Review Panel (Salomon Kalmanovitz - Colombia, Elena Serrano - Chile, Nick Killick - England, John Harker - Canada)

In late August, 2007, Cerrejon and its shareholders announced the commissioning of an independent “social review” of the company’s past and current social engagement...The review panel held numerous meetings in Colombia, both in Bogota and in La...

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6 February 2008

Xstrata Tackles the HIV/AIDS Threat [So. Africa]

Author: Jim Jones, Resource Investor [USA]

…in an address by Xstrata’s…Songezo Zibi to delegates at Mining Indaba 2008 in Cape Town [he said that]..the country’s HIV/AIDS pandemic represents…the greatest long-term challenge to the nation’s minerals sector. And it calls…[for] a comprehensive...

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28 February 2008
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Author: Ecosistemas [Chile]

Las comunidades Mapuche-Huilliche Melipichún-Nitor, Guaquel-Marimán, Nahuelquín-Delgado junto a las asociaciones Mawun-Mapu, Ayuntún-Mapu, Asociación Gremial de Organizaciones de Pescadores Artesanales de la Región de Aysén, el Movimiento de Acción...

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1 March 2008

[PDF] Taking The Temperature

Author: Rory Sullivan, Insight Investment [UK]

In 2007, we initiated a project to assess how companies are managing their greenhouse gas emissions...In total, we assessed 125 companies, covering the FTSE100...and large cap European stocks…47 of the 125 companies have stabilised or reduced their...

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6 March 2008

Cerrejon Coal Shareholders Welcome Outcome of Independent Review of Social Performance

Author: Carbones del Cerrejón Limited (Cerrejón)

Carbones del Cerrejón Limited - Cerrejón - and its shareholders, Anglo American, BHP Billiton and Xstrata Coal, welcome the publication of an independent review of Cerrejón’s social engagement...The report highlights a number of areas of good practice...

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27 March 2008

Colombian trade union leader assassinated

Author: International Metalworkers' Federation

The National Union of Coal Mine Workers, SINTRACARBON, has reported the deplorable news of the assassination of Adolfo González Montes, the union's leader and a member of the Barrancas branch committee...SINTRACARBON is the union of workers at the...

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