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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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1 September 2011

[DOC] Better Access to Remedy in Company-Community Conflicts in the field of CSR: A Model for Company-Based Grievance Mechanisms

Author: Cristina Cedillo, Institute for Environmental Security

The present research will contribute to the current literature on CSR and will propose a model for company-based mechanisms that can aspire to solving disputes in non-judicial, anticipated and CSR-conscious way. Hence, the mechanism should be designed...

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22 August 2011

Miner Xstrata faces climate test case in Australia

Author: AFP

Environmental activists…launched an unprecedented court challenge on climate change grounds to Anglo-Swiss miner Xstrata's plans for a mammoth Australian coal mine. Brought by landowners and green group Friends of the Earth, the case is seeking a ban...

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30 June 2011

[PDF] The U.N. “Protect, Respect and Remedy” Framework: Applications of the Framework

Author: UN Special Representative on business & human rights John Ruggie

The Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for business and human rights has identified instances of applications of the U.N. “Protect, Respect and Remedy” Framework, in whole or in part, as a resource for those looking for...

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22 June 2011

Licence to operate: Goodwill may be key to gaining green light

Author: Ross Tieman, Financial Times

In the third quarter of this year, Xstrata Copper expects to begin developing a $4.2bn copper mine in the Apurimac Region of southern Peru. Construction of the Las Bambas project will be the culmination of a seven-year process to obtain not only...

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22 June 2011

[PDF] Special Report - Sustainable Business

Author: Financial Times

[Articles include: "Benefits flow as top people join the battle" [for sustainability - refers to UN Global Compact survey of executives]; "Tracking social impact catches up with resource issues"; "Groups use purchasing power to combat poverty"; ...

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10 June 2011

ILO report released on the World Day Against Child Labour calls for urgent action against hazardous forms of child labour

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10 June 2011

Walt Disney, Ericsson Among Companies With Top Marks for Child Labour Risk Disclosure

Author: Norwegian Government Pension Fund

Walt Disney, Ericsson and Hennes & Mauritz [H&M] were among 9 out of 527 companies to get top marks for managing and reporting on the risks of child labour use and children’s rights violations in their operations and supply chains...Intel,...

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7 June 2011
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Author: Senador Jorge Enrique Robledo, Colombia

4.500 accidentes de trabajo en los diez últimos años, solo en la Drummond, 700 enfermos profesionales hoy en El Cerrejón [parte de Anglo American, BHP Billiton, Xstrata]...muchos enfermos de cáncer y bronquitis en Cerromatoso [parte de BHP Billiton]…...

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1 June 2011

Argentine Environmental Group Files Complaint in Australia Against Xstrata Copper for Destroying Glaciers and Permafrost

Author: Center for Human Rights and Environment (CEDHA)

CEDHA [Center for Human Rights and Environment]…lodged a complaint…against Xstrata Copper in Australia, accusing the…company of destroying glaciers and permafrost in two of its operations in Argentina…The complaint [was] filed before an office of the...

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1 June 2011

[PDF] Piloting Principles for Effective Company-Stakeholder Grievance Mechanisms: A Report of Lessons Learned

Author: Caroline Rees, Corporate Social Responsibility Initiative, Harvard Kennedy School, on behalf of UN Special Representative on business & human rights John Ruggie

This report sets out key lessons learned from a pilot project conducted in 2009-2010 to test the practical applicability of a set of principles for effective non-judicial grievance mechanisms...involving businesses and their stakeholders. The...

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