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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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20 November 2011
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Author: Comunidades Wayúu, Afrodescendientes y Campesinos de La Guajira [Colombia]

…miembros y delegados…[de] resguardos indígenas Wayuu…comunidades afro colombianas…y…[otras]…abordamos la problemática…[por] la solicitud de expansión del proyecto minero del Cerrejón y los impactos…[de] la actividad minera a cielo abierto…[pues con]...

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1 November 2011

[PDF] A Game Changer

Author: Sune Skadegård Thorsen, Mira Skadegård Thorsen & Anders Dahl Krabbe, GLOBAL CSR

Professor Ruggie states that his principles are a “game changer”; and he is right...With the UNGP’s, global acceptance has been achieved in regard to a challenging issue. The tremendous support gives the UNGP’s considerable authority...Simultaneously...

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24 October 2011

EU transparency rules won't achieve clarity-letter

Author: Barbara Lewis, Reuters

In a letter to the European Union's financial regulation chief, a group of companies objected to a proposal to include reporting not just at government level, but on a project-by-project basis. They said that was commercially and politically sensitive...

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24 October 2011

European Commission proposes legislation requiring extractive companies to reveal payments to govts.

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19 October 2011

Video/Tintaya Dialogue - 'Putting Ourselves in Their Shoes':The Dialogue Table of Tintaya [Peru]

Author: BASESwiki

‘Putting Ourselves in Their Shoes’ tells of the rising resentments among community members to the operations of Tintaya mine [now owned by Xstrata]...and the way these came to a head when ownership passed to BHP Billiton. It relates the process by...

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17 October 2011
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Author: Stefania Summermatter, swissinfo.ch [Suiza]

En Argentina, como en otros países andinos, los proyectos mineros de Xstrata chocan con la creciente oposición de pueblos indígenas que denuncian daños ambientales y sociales. Algo que rechaza la empresa con sede en Zug…[L]a mina la Alumbrera [parte de...

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13 October 2011
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Author: Corporación Privada para el Desarrollo de Aysén, CODESA (Chile)

El miércoles 12 y el jueves 13 de octubre se realizará en Santiago el seminario internacional “Responsabilidad social corporativa, energía y derechos humanos”, organizado por la Unión Europea, la Organización Internacional del Trabajo y el Centro de...

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29 September 2011

Public Meeting: BHP Billiton – Dirty Energy [UK]

Author: London Mining Network [UK]

BHP Billiton is the world’s largest diversified resources company. It made record profits of $23.6 billion over the past year. It is listed on the London Stock Exchange. Many British workers’ pension funds, British banks and insurance companies have...

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7 September 2011

Pepsi top of the pops, Coke canned in DJSI review

Author: Jess McCabe, Environmental Finance

Coca-Cola has been kicked off the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index...41 firms were added to the DJSI World and 23 deleted...Société Générale is among the largest additions...along with...Schneider Electric and...Medtronic... SAM...also named 19 ...

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7 September 2011

Glencore reveals record of fatalities and environmental fines

Author: Leo Hickman, Fiona Harvey, Guardian [UK]

Mining and commodities giant Glencore has suffered dozens of fatalities and been subject to six-figure fines for environmental breaches, the company revealed...Glencore and its majority-owned operations suffered 56 fatalities in the 2008-10 period...

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